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Sponsored Abseil

Sponsored Abseil

On Saturday 17th October 2015, two accrofab employees, Alison Gregg and Caroline Latham volunteered to abseil from the top of the tower of All Saints Cathedral (better known as Derby Cathedral) in aid of the Rainbows 65 metres) high it is the second highest cathedral tower in the country and the bells contained within the tower are the oldest ring of ten bells in the world, having been in situ for between 300 and 500 years.

The company were pleased to sponsor both employees and between them Alison and Caroline raised over £500 for the charity. Fortunately, on the day of the abseil the weather was benign, with dry conditions and a light breeze. After climbing the 189 narrow stone steps to the top of the tower, Alison commenced her abseil at just after 11am, whilst Caroline had to wait until almost 5pm. After several minutes both of them successfully completed their abseil down the tower relatively unscathed, although Caroline grazed her elbow in her attempt. These photographs of their abseil down the tower don't do justice to the height of the cathedral and the courage they both displayed. Well done to both you!

Published on 17/10/2015

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