Brave abseilers go to great heights to raise money for Cathedral

May 24, 2019
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May 24, 2019 Fiona

On Saturday 18th May, 94 brave abseilers took the 65 steps up to the top of the South West clock tower of Ripon Cathedral to abseil down 115 feet all in aid of raising funds for Ripon Cathedral.

The event raised a staggering £25,000 (and rising) which will help ensure that Ripon Cathedral can be enjoyed by future generations.

The rarely seen view from the top of the Cathedral’s south west tower. Photo Credit: Lynn Mason


Molly Lawson, Fundraising Events Officer at Ripon Cathedral says: “They are certainly all much braver than me, I am so proud of everyone who took part and have all done a fantastic job raising lots of money for this beautiful building which lies at the heart of Ripon.”


Steph Maslen is all smiles at the top of the tower! Photo Credit: Whitfield Benson


Crowds lined the cathedral forecourt all day to support those making the descent on Saturday, with many local businesses and Ripon residents taking part.

Many of Ripon’s estate agents took part including a team from Davis & Lund and main sponsors Linley & Simpson.

We are also very grateful to our main sponsors, Linley and Simpson and our Business Partners LCF Law and CNG who also had a team take part.

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