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Local charities set to benefit from 200ft abseil

royal liverpool abseilThe Royal Liverpool University Hospital’s R Charity has organised a 200ft abseil to help raise thousands for local charities.

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March, hundreds of fundraisers will head to the top of the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, before abseiling down the side of one of Merseyside’s largest buildings.

The abseil was initially set to take place in Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, but was cancelled due to technical issues that made the abseil impossible to complete in the Cathedral.

To save the abseil, staff working for the Royal’s R Charity stepped in to organise a last minute drop from the top of the Royal.

Charities set to benefit from the abseil include The Walton Centre Charity, Claire House, Zoe’s Place, The Whitechapel Centre, Sefton Council for Voluntary Service, Handicapped Children’s Pilgrimage Trust, McVeigh Foundation, Charlie’s Chance and R Charity, who were all signed up to take part in the original abseil.

abseil at the royalLoren Slade, events fundraiser for R Charity said: “We had our own fundraisers ready to take on the Cathedral abseil and of course we didn’t want them to miss out.

“As soon as the original abseil was cancelled we started looking at how we could set up our own. We have hosted abseils down the Royal before, so we wanted to give people their chance to make a difference.

“However there were so many other charities missing out we opened the invite to everyone to take part so no one else is missing out. It’s great to see so many local charities coming together in the Royal to fundraise for their causes.”

R Charity’s abseil takes place on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 March at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Registration to abseil for R Charity costs £25. Anyone interested in taking part in the abseil for R Charity should call Loren on 0151 706 3150 or email

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