Vicky Gets Roped In

Trafford Centre

Here at Friendship Works we are all willing to get roped in to raise money in one way or another, but next month our Head of Fundraising will be taking it to new heights – quite literally. To mark the event of her 40th Birthday, Vicky will be abseiling down the 61m high Bell Tower outside Manchester’s Trafford Centre.

Not the biggest fan of heights – or shopping centres for that matter – she will need as much encouragement as possible.  “I’ve wanted to do a challenge event for Friendship Works for a while and also fancied doing something out of the ordinary to celebrate my birthday – this seemed like a good way to do both in one go!  I’ve never done anything like this before and I’m already feeling really nervous about the moment when I have to actually climb over the edge!”

The abseil will be taking place on September 22nd, and Vicky is hoping to raise at least £1,242 for Friendship Works, incidentally working out at £20.00 a metre. This money would enable a young carer to meet up regularly with their Friendship Works mentor over the next two years, whether it be going to the cinema or simply getting out of the house and going to the park. Each Friendship Works mentor spends on average 216 hours with their young person and every hour is an opportunity to have fun, try new things and build confidence and self-esteem.

You can help Vicky to achieve her goal by donating here

Thank you and good luck to Vicky!

If you are interested in taking on a challenge to help Friendship Works to change children’s lives for the better through mentoring, we’d love to hear from you.  Please contact Adriana adriana@friendshipworks.org.uk or call 0207 485 0900.