On 6th and 7th July, 100 people will abseil from the top of the Bath Abbey’s tower to raise money for the Abbey’s ongoing Footprint project and the Genesis Trust.
Donations for Footprint will be generously doubled by the Brownsword Charitable Foundation.
The Brownsword Charitable Foundation is well known in Bath for its generous philanthropy to various charities and good causes and has helped the Abbey to raise vital funds for Footprint.
Charles Curnock, Footprint Project Director at Bath Abbey, said: “We are extremely grateful for this generous offer from the Brownsword Charitable Foundation.
“Money raised for Footprint will help with our vital and essential work to repair the Abbey’s collapsing floor, install a new eco-heating system using Bath’s hot springs, and create new and improved facilities underground.”
There are a few places still remaining for intrepid fundraisers with a head for heights.
To take part in ‘Leap of Faith!’ visit http://genesistrust.org.uk/leap-of-faith/. All participants will be given training and supervision by a professional abseiling team, who are organising the logistics.
Registration is £30 and minimum sponsorship is £150.‘Leap of Faith!’, has been arranged by local charity Genesis Trust.
Nick Mayo, Chief Executive of Genesis Trust, said: “We are absolutely delighted by the support we have received for this fundraising abseil from Bath Abbey and the city as a whole. The Leap of Faith! will enable us support homeless and vulnerable people across the city and work with them towards a better future.”
Stephen Girling, Acting Rector of Bath Abbey, who will himself be one of the abseilers taking part, said: “We’re really looking forward to this event and having the opportunity to raise vital funds for both Footprint and Genesis.
“Part of the Abbey’s mission is to support the work of Genesis Trust in the city so this is a fantastic opportunity for us to work together.”