Charity Abseil 2018

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An exhilarating 150 foot abseil down the front of Peterborough Cathedral.

Do you have nerves of steel? If you do, you can take part in a 150 foot abseil down Peterborough Cathedral on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th May.

It will not be for the faint hearted. Having ascended the ancient spiral staircase within the great North West Tower and taken in breathtaking views across the City, participants will clip in and descend the 150 foot vertical drop, cheered on by friends, family and colleagues (watching from a safe distance) below. Derby Mountain Rescue will be on hand to safely guide the proceedings.

The event is being held to raise money for both the Cathedral and the Peterborough-based charity ‘Shine’, which provides specialist support for people affected by spina bifida and hydrocephalus – complex conditions affecting movement, learning and health. To find out more about ‘Shine’, visit

Live streaming of royal wedding – wear your best hat!

Cathedral green with people picincingThere’s a further treat in store for onlookers throughout Saturday as the Cathedral grounds play host to a traditional English country garden party, complete with market stalls, raffle and a big screen TV with live coverage of the royal wedding.

Becket’s Tea Room will have an outdoor marquee with Champagne and refreshments on sale, or you can bring a picnic and settle down to watch the wedding. There will be a ‘best dressed hat’ competition, judged by the Dean of Peterborough at 2.30pm, with categories for both under 16s and 16 + age groups, and prizes for the winners.

Abseil bookings

£50 (plus a booking fee). Entrants can book via, and must be at least 16-years-old in order to take part.

Participants are also encouraged to raise a minimum of £250 to support the two worthy causes – prizes will be awarded to the top fundraisers.

Places will be limited and are sure to sell fast, so entrants are encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment.

You can join in with the buzz of the event on social media by using the hashtag #900abseil.

There is no need to book for the royal wedding screening.

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Past Event

Charity Abseil 2018

Sat 19 May 2018


Ends: Sat 19 May

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