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Calling all Somerset Charities!

31 May 2013

Do you need to raise much needed funding for your cause but are struggling to organise a fundraising event?

This summer, Shepton Mallet’s very own SOS Africa Charity is offering a unique opportunity to help registered charities based in the Somerset area, raise invaluable funds for their great causes.  During the weekends of the 14/15th and 21/22nd September this year, SOS Africa is hosting a Zip Wire Fundraising Challenge from the top of Cranmore Tower, near Shepton Mallet, and welcomes the participation of all local charitable organisations.

SOS Africa's Cranmore Tower Zip Wire Challenge

If you are interested in involving your charity in this exciting event, all you have to do is recruit teams of six to take on the challenge and contact SOS Africa’s Shepton Mallet office, by phone: 01749344197 or by email: We will then register your teams and divide any funds your team raises equally between SOS Africa and your cause.

SOS Africa co-founder Matt Crowcombe is looking forward to working with other Somerset based charities: “There are many great causes in our area and we would be delighted to host them at this exciting event!”

SOS Africa and students from Wells Cathedral School join forces to further global awareness and promotion of charity work across Africa  The Wells Cathedral Headmistress was the first to abseil down Cranmore Tower

During last year’s memorable Cranmore Tower abseil event 160 participants raised an incredible £13000 for charity. Of the many teams involved, students from Wells Cathedral raised £1775 during the event. These funds were divided equally between SOS Africa and their very own charity ‘Roland’s Sierra Leone Charity.’

For more information about SOS Africa or our upcoming fundraising events including the Shepton Mallet 10k, click here or drop into our new charity shop at 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet.

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