Abseil from St Mary's Church, Bruton

This autumn, why not face your fears and take on Somerset Charity SOS Africa's latest fundraising event challenge? On the 13th 14th and 15th October 2017 local individuals, schools, businesses and community groups will be invited to abseil from the top of St Mary’s Church Tower (the height of 7 giraffes to be exact) to raise funds for an SOS Africa Education Project of their choice.

SOS Africa Charity Abseil fundraising event from St Mary's Church Bruton

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St Mary's Church has a vast history spanning back to the 12th Century; its largest tower is over 100ft (32m) tall and houses the oldest bell in Somerset. On a cloudless day (fingers crossed) participants will enjoy a fantastic view across the town and surrounding areas.

Since 2011, SOS Africa has organised charity abseil fundraising events from iconic landmarks across the UK including a Sponsored Abseil from Glastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage in 2014 which raised over £40,000.

As a small, grass roots organisation founded locally by Bruton schoolboy Matt Crowcombe, SOS Africa guarantees that 100% of the funds raised will be invested in the education and care of the children they support in South Africa. Prizes will also be awarded for best fancy dress costumes and highest individual and team fundraising totals. Leading the way, Matt and Father Justin Bailey will be first to take on the challenge followed by 200 abseilers from across the region.

To participate, each abseiler is required to pay a deposit (Adults: £15 / U16s: £10) to cover instructor’s fees and fundraise for SOS Africa (Individuals: £50 / Team of 6: £300). Registration for the event is now open and places will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. If you would like to abseil as an individual or team of 6, please download the forms below and follow the instructions. Alternatively you can email info@sosafrica.com or call 01749344197 if you require further information.

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SOS Africa Charity abseil fundraising events are run by experienced and qualified abseil instructors from Aardvark Endeavours

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