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We Love MCR Charity Abseil raises £41,000

Thanks to all 105 fundraisers who joined us and made the event a success!

Across two days, we saw over 100 daredevils complete our latest mind-over-matter challenge by descending 270ft from the roof of One Regent tower in Castlefield.

The 26 storeys of the tower made it the biggest top-to-bottom abseil in Manchester history! Situated alongside the River Irwell, a beautiful Mancunian location to make history.

We were lucky to have so many brilliant fundraisers, some even coming in exciting outfits from Manchester bees to superheroes!

L-R Sean Mchale, Lord Mayor Donna Ludford, Carol Culley, Yasmine Dar, Bev Craig + fundraiser Kathy!

We were also joined by our Chair of Trustees, the Lord Mayor of Manchester! Donna was joined by her Consort and husband Cllr Sean McHale, fellow trustee Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Yasmine Dar, and Manchester City Council's Leader, Bev Craig, and Deputy Chief Executive, Carol Culley.

Bev and Yasmine right in the thick of it 26 storeys up!

Hulme Councillor, Lee-Ann Igbon, also fundraised for us while taking on Bury's Peel Tower!

We had hoped to raise £30,000 to go directly towards our Stronger Communities Fund and Manchester’s Rising Stars Fund, where we seek to empower local community projects and to change the lives of ambitious but disadvantaged young Mancunians. However, the total raised so far is £41,000 – smashing that target and making it our most successful sponsored event ever!

One of our fundraisers, Amber, about to descend!

Our fundraisers left with an unforgettable experience. Thanks to each and every single one of them, and our 12 fantastic volunteers who helped make both days a success - we could not have done it without you!

Feel like you missed out? We have some time before we start planning our next top Manc mind-over-matter challenge to give our supporters even more memories... St Peter's Square Firewalk in 2021, the city's biggest abseil ever in 2022, what's coming in 2023? Keep up to date with our social media and website news to find out!

Watch the incredible video made by two of our past Manchester's Rising Stars during the event: brothers Samuel and Ethan from Ashadu Photography!


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