A group of fundraisers from HSBC in Yorkshire with two of their number dressed as the Mario Brothers

Dedicated fundraisers conquer stormy weather

Come rain or shine: These brave fundraisers embraced our thrilling charity challenge

Under leaden grey skies, Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral played host to two groups of abseilers who braved the rainy July weather to take part in one of our most popular adrenaline challenges.

A total of 15 people abseiled from a height of 150ft from the cathedral’s west door, many facing their fears in the process of raising funds for The Brain Charity.

People came from all over the UK to participate on our behalf, including Tara who took the boat over from the Isle of Man.

She said: “It was a great day and an amazing experience. Thank you for letting me be part of it!”

As the storm clouds gathered on both occasions, the cathedral was spectacularly lit with flashes of sheet lightning while the thunderous deluges of rain added to the general frisson of excitement.

Fundraisers Julie and Tara wearing harnesses, helmets and gloves before their abseil
Fundraisers Julie and Tara

Ray from the Malmaison hotel group embraced the challenging conditions.

He said: “I had a fantastic day. What’s next? Parachuting? Or maybe a wing walk?”

A group from HSBC in Yorkshire also took part, with two members of the team dressing up as the Mario Brothers.

Rebecca said: “It was so exciting, and we’re so pleased to have raised as much as we have for The Brain Charity.”

In total, the abseilers raised an incredible £13,000, and we would like to thank everyone who took part for their generosity and support.

Next year’s Liverpool Cathedral Abseil will take place in autumn 2024.

To register your interest email challenges@thebraincharity.org.uk

Categories: Fundraising, News

Published: 19 September 2023