Fancy abseiling off a city centre high-rise tower for charity?

We Love MCR Charity is inviting daredevil Mancs to join them in a towering fundraising challenge

After a series of online polls this month, the Manchester public have decided that We Love MCR’s next fundraising event will be an abseil at dizzying heights off one of the many gleaming towers that make up Manchester’s growing skyline.

This will be the second instalment in We Love MCR Charity’s ‘Challenge Event Series’ – setting mind-over-matter challenges that raise funds for their work supporting Manchester’s communities and young people.

Their first challenge event saw the charity pull off a scorching fire-walk in St. Peter’s Square last October, raising over £18,000.

“How could we top a firewalk? By going up into the sky!” says head of We Love MCR Charity, Ged Carter.

“Our tower-block abseil will give people a chance to see the city from a birds-eye view, then step off and walk down the side of the tower.

“Our fearless supporters are really raising their game with this challenge.”

The abseil will take place in July and We Love MCR expects it will be over-subscribed. To reserve a guaranteed place, the charity has opened a pre-registration list for brave fundraisers to book their place “on the rope”.

The secret location has not been revealed, but We Love MCR promises it is going to be somewhere very special.

The votes in the poll to select the challenge raised a few eyebrows. The two most popular event ideas went head-to-head in a final poll – with the Tower-Block Abseil winning narrowly by 54% to 46% versus the North East Skinny Dip.

The North East Skinny Dip event option was to join 900 brave souls at dawn on the Autumn Equinox on Druridge Bay beach, for a mass naked dip in the North Sea.

“We’re excited that the abseil is the winning choice,” says Ged.

“But 46% choosing a seaside dip in their birthday suits? Manchester – who knew?!

“Maybe next year…”

You can pre-register for a place on the Tower-Block Abseil hereKeep an eye on We Love MCR’s website and Twitter for further updates.


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Manchester is a successful city, but there are many people that suffer. The I Love MCR Charity Foundation raises vital funds to help improve the lives and prospects of people across Greater Manchester – and we can’t do it without your help. So please donate what you can because investing in your local community to help it thrive can be a massively rewarding experience. There’s a unique sense of satisfaction in knowing that you are making a real difference in the lives of others, especially those close to home.