Zoe’s Place cathedral abseil appeal

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A fundrasiser abseiling for Zoë’s Place in 2012 ©Zoë’s Place/Facebook

A fundrasiser abseiling for Zoë’s Place in 2012 ©Zoë’s Place/Facebook

A Liverpool charity has taken to Twitter to recruit daring adrenaline junkies to abseil down the Anglican Cathedral to help it raise funds.

Zoe’s Place Baby Hospice is asking budding fundraisers to abseil 150 feet down the side of the famous Liverpool landmark and wants potential participants to raise money in advance.

Zoe’s Place is the only baby hospice in the UK, specialising in the 24-hour palliative and respite care for infants aged 0-5 with life limiting or life threatening conditions.

The facilities are provided free for families accessing the service, which was founded in Liverpool but now has centres across the country.

Carol Kirkham from Zoe’s Place said: “It currently costs £1.4m a year to keep the doors of our Hospice open.

“We receive a small government grant which equates to approximately £200,000. That which leaves £1.2m from fundraising.

“We have taken part in this event for the last three years and found it to be a good fundraiser and income generator for our Hospice.”

The big abseil will take place on 2nd August, but anyone interested in taking part is urged to apply soon to secure a place.

An application form or inquiries should be directed to dave@zoes-place.org.uk


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