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Wells Cathedral Platinum Jubilee Charity Abseil

4th Jun 2022

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One event on 10th Jun 2022 at 12:00am

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Abseil from the iconic Wells Cathedral in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event and raise vital funding for the SOS Africa, Wells Cathedral and The Forever Friends Appeal – RUH Bath.

We are delighted to announce that SOS Africa’s 124ft abseil challenge will return to Wells Cathedral on the 4th, 5th, 10th & 12th June 2022. Back by popular demand, following the successes of the 2019 event during which 350 brave fundraisers raised an incredible £60,000, throughout this year’s Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Event, abseilers will descend from the North-West tower dressed in royal attire.

The freefall abseil was initially scheduled to take place in autumn 2021 but had to be postponed due to rapidly increased COVID-19 infection rates. Organisers, SOS Africa and abseil instructors, Aardvark Endeavours hope that this summer event will give everyone something to look forward to and the opportunity to support 3 causes close to many of our hearts: education, heritage and healthcare.

To participate, each abseiler is required to pay a £20 deposit to cover instructor’s fees and raise £100 per person. To enter as an individual or team, please contact event organiser Matt Crowcombe by email (matt@sosafrica.com) with the following information:

-Full name of abseiler or team leader

-Abseiler / team leader email address

-Preferred abseil date / time (9am – 5pm on 4th, 5th, 10th or 12th June 2022) -Transfer a £20 deposit per abseiler to: SOS Africa, 40-47-28, 32032554

Matt will then confirm your abseil date/time, set up your online fundraising page and answer any questions you might have before the event. If necessary, the event can be socially distanced, no previous abseil experience is required, fancy-dress is optional and all abseilers must be age 9 or over (under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian).

This is a popular event and places will be limited so we recommend signing up and sending your deposit as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Thank you for your support and we look forward to giving you all a royal welcome at the top of the North-West Tower in the summer…


4th Jun 2022
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