People face their fears and abseil down Peterborough Cathedral for charity

Peterborough Cathedral and Shine, the charity which supports people affected by spina bifida and hyd

Peterborough Cathedral and Shine, the charity which supports people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus, raised more than £37,600 from its charity abseil. - Credit: Archant

A charity abseil down the side of Peterborough Cathedral has raised thousands for good causes.

Peterborough Cathedral and Shine, the charity which supports people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus, announced that their charity abseil last month raised more than £37,600.

People from the Fens and across the region joined the adrenalin boosted fun.

“We are absolutely thrilled with this total,” said the Very Revd Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part and to all the people who sponsored them.”


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The funds will be shared equally between the two organisations and help both to maintain the 900 year old Cathedral for future generations and to provide specialist help to those affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus.

More than 100 people took part in the sponsored abseil down the north-west tower of the cathedral.

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Many more came to enjoy watching the spectacle and to also enjoy watching a live screening of the Royal wedding, said Liz Hurst, communications manager at Peterborough Cathedral.

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