Lets Go Abseiling
In celebration of the Parish Church and its new Cupola
The Parish Church has shed its scaffolding protective overcoat to display its new Cupola. To celebrate the event, the fire service organised an abseiling event from the top of the church tower.
The abseiling project was put together by Steve Hitchings (Immediate past mayor of the town) and Sarah Loch (Cupola Project and Regeneration Group) and organised by the Weymouth Fire Service.
By taking an active part and doing the abseil herself, Sarah raised over £4000 for the Church Restoration Fund. A most commendable effort from someone not naturally attracted to this sort of thing! Charities supported were the Church, Fire Fighters Charity, Blandford Opportunity Group and Blandford Gym. It also promoted Rotary in the town and for some just having some fun. The abseiling Rotarians; Nic Nicol and Yanto Jones raised over £400.
A few pictures captured our involvement.