Church abseil scales new heights in fundraising

Church abseil scales new heights in fundraising

Stephen Gregson climbs over the top before his abseil down St John's Chuch tower on Saturday

Cheryl Kemery abseiling down St John's Church in Chipping Sodbury on Saturday

First published in News
Last updated
Gazette Series: Photograph of the Author by , reporter covering Yate, Chipping Sodbury, Winterbourne, Frampton Cotterell, Rangeworthy, Wickwar, Hawkesbury, Iron Acton, Coalpit Heath and Old Sodbury

A GROUP of daredevil fundraisers braved the heights of Chipping Sodbury’s parish church on Saturday to raise money for two causes.

In total, 46 men and women abseiled down the north face of St John’s Church raising more than £5,000 in the process.

After climbing the inside of the tower, participants were given a safety talk before scaling down the side of the 104 foot, 15th century wall.

Spectators assembled outside to watch those taking part climb down, under instructions from Bristol-based Dave Talbot Mountain Vision.

Organiser Liz Gregson said: “We had a beautiful, sunny day with pleasant temperatures meaning the supporters could all give great encouragement.

“As a provisional fund raising amount it would seem to be £5,000. The proceeds will be divided equally between the two and was organised as a joint venture.”

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

7:44am Tue 17 Jun 14

Gkn111 says...

This is not the first time abseiling has taken place from this tower. Ten or so years ago more than 100 people did the same.

Paul
This is not the first time abseiling has taken place from this tower. Ten or so years ago more than 100 people did the same. Paul Gkn111
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree