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Derby Cathedral Abseil Raises Funds For Rainbows Hospice

DerbyBrave Rosalind abseils down Derby Cathedral to fund raise for Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, Charity of the Year for Richmond Aston-on-Trent

Fearless Rosalind Nicklin joined a group of fundraisers for the Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People on Saturday 13 October, to climb the 189 steps up Derby Cathedral – the second highest cathedral tower in the country, before abseiling 212ft back to the ground.

The Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People is the only hospice for children and young people in the East Midlands, a place where children with life limiting illnesses and their families can find care and support.

The hospice was chosen as ‘charity of the year’ by the residents at the Richmond retirement village in Aston-on-Trent, where Rosalind works as the community relations manager.

She said: “I couldn’t wait to get started. Looking down from the Cathedral tower was a bit daunting, but once I had stepped over the edge and started abseiling it was such an adrenaline rush, and all for such a brilliant cause.

“We ask our residents to choose a charity of the year, and it’s easy to see why they picked the hospice. They’re an incredible team who do so much to help young people, while also supporting parents and siblings. I was delighted to do my bit for our residents’ charity.”

Joanne Wilson, village manager of Richmond Aston-on-Trent added: “Rosalind always goes above and beyond for our residents, but this really was a courageous feat. Huge congratulate

ons to her and her team members for raising money for such a worthwhile cause in this way.”

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