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Christian Aid Avon Gorge Charity Abseil


When: Saturday 15th November 2014
Where: Avon Gorge
Price: Sponsored abseilers are asked to pay a £15 registration fee and aim to raise a minimum of £200.Nick Hay
Website: www.christianaid.org.uk/abseil


Could you go over the edge for poverty at the Avon Gorge Abseil?


Bristol vicar the Rev Canon Nick Hay is appealing to adventurous spirits across the city to join him in a 100ft abseil down the Avon Gorge next month.

Nick, priest-in-charge of St Paul’s, Bedminster, and of St Augustine’s, Whitchurch, enjoys a challenge - but admits to be looking for company this time.

Anyone aged 11 or over can take part in the sponsored abseil on 15 November, which will raise funds for Christian Aid to help tackle poverty in the world’s poorest communities.

Nick said: “I’m looking forward to falling off the cliff and to make it more interesting I’ll be singing “the wheels on the bus go round and round as I do it, the actions might be tricky as I think I need to hold a rope, but I’ll give it a go.

“Christian Aid do great stuff and I’m looking forward to helping them raise some money. Please come and join me – singing a nursery rhyme is not obligatory!”

Sponsored abseilers are asked to pay a £15 registration fee and aim to raise a minimum of £200.

Bristol’s regional coordinator for Christian Aid, Lydia Nash, said: “How many times have you driven past adventurous types clambering up or down the gorge and wondered what it would be like? With stunning views across Bristol from the top, abseiling down this landmark of our city promises to be an exciting and unforgettable experience.

“By taking on this challenge, you will not only be challenging yourself but also the structures which keep people trapped in poverty. By going over the edge at the Avon Gorge Abseil you really will be making a difference.”

Find out more or register today at: www.christianaid.org.uk/abseil or call 01454 415923.