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Intrepid volunteers conquer cathedral abseil for Sefton charity

Intrepid Sefton volunteers with a head for heights have been raising funds for a leading borough charity.

A team of 16 brave volunteers – including the Mayor of Sefton – abseiled down the outside of the main entrance of Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral in support of Sefton 4 Good.

As well as Cllr Dave Robinson and his son David, team members who took on the 150-foot free-fall drop over the main entrance to the iconic building included staff from Sefton Council, Sefton CVS, Sefton Carers Centre and the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).

Sefton 4 Good was established by Sefton CVS in 2013 and provides grants to local voluntary community and faith groups across the borough, especially small groups or collaborative projects that include small organisations.

This year Sefton 4 Good has already awarded almost £15,000 in grants to 25 groups, with a particular focus on projects involving volunteers.

Sefton 4 Good staff say they are delighted at the response to this high-level fundraiser so far, but stress that people can still donate to the charity abseil by visiting their website –

Mike Howlett, Senior Citizenship and Volunteering Officer with Sefton CVS, commented: “This was a very exciting event and we’re delighted that so many people supported our team and their fundraising efforts.

“And of course we’re especially grateful to Cllr Robinson and his fellow intrepid volunteers who actually took on this daunting challenge and completed the abseil.

“This project was an excellent example of people coming together to support groups that make a real difference to life in their local community, and often support some of the most vulnerable residents in the borough,” added Mr Howlett.