Coventry charity set to reach dizzy heights with latest fundraising push - The Coventry Observer

12th Aug, 2022

Coventry charity set to reach dizzy heights with latest fundraising push

A COVENTRY charity will be scaling dizzy heights with its latest fundraiser.

Global Care will host ‘Take a Risk for Children @ Risk’ on Saturday (June 24) to raise funds for children in crisis – from helping those if they are sick, in danger, at risk of fire or flood, or in need of emergency medical aid.

The event will see up to 80 people abseil down the side of Coventry Cathedral.

Participants will see the city from a new perspective while raising funds for extremely vulnerable children across the world.

Abseiling will take place throughout the day, and a designated area for spectators and supporters will be marked to offer a great view of the action.

Global Care’s Chief Executive, John White, said: “We are so excited about this event.

“We really want to launch Children @ Risk in a big way, and we can’t think of anything more exhilarating than abseiling down the side of the most iconic building in Coventry.

“We want to spread the message that for a relatively small amount of money a month, our Children @ Risk partners can dramatically affect a child’s life.

“We are sure that this event will put us in front of a new audience and we will welcome more people joining us as partners.”

All proceeds from the event will support the charity’s various projects in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and Central America.

In the past 12 months, the charity has paid for drilling wells in Zambia and Myanmar and emergency operations for children in Bangladesh, Uganda, Myanmar and Guatemala

Psychiatric treatment has also been provided for former street kids in Columbia, a new home for a disabled family in Uganda and a day centre has been set up for children with autism in Albania.

There is no fee to abseil, but those taking part are asked to raise funds for the charity.

Contact Global Care on events@globalcare.org for further information.

The minimum age to participate is 14.

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