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Take the plunge – Rochdale Town Hall tower abseil next month

07 July 2017

Our thrilling annual charity abseil down Rochdale Town Hall is looking for dare devils with a head for heights.  You'll get a bird's eye view of Rochdale and raise cash for a good cause next month – when the famous clock tower stages the popular event as part of the 10th anniversary Rochdale Feel Good Festival.

Participants will climb to the top of the iconic 190-ft stone tower before descending by rope.

The event on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017, is being organised by Number One Riverside – Giving Back, a charity established in 2013 by our staff, committed to raising money and awareness for local causes.

Funds raised will be split between Springhill Hospice and the Women's Housing Action Group (WHAG). The hospice, based in Rochdale since 1989 provides care for people with life-limiting illnesses. WHAG provides housing and support to victims of domestic abuse.

There will be a strong team of qualified instructors looking after every single safety aspect, including the ascent up the tower, fitting of safety equipment and the abseil itself. Graeme Hill, a climbing instructor for over 20 years has directed the event annually since 2012 and holds a Mountaineering Instructor qualification.

To secure a place on the abseil which runs from 9am until 3pm on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 August 2017, email abseil@rochdale.gov.uk The entry price has been frozen for a third year. There is a fee of £20 per person which will go direct to the charities. Entrants will also need to commit to raising at least £50 in sponsorship. Information and sponsor forms will be provided.

'There is a fee of £20 per person which will go direct to the charities'

More information about Rochdale Feel Good Festival.

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