Love the Peak success

2nd Nov 2010

A massive thank you to the nine intrepid volunteers who have successfully raised hundreds of pounds for us by abseiling down the side of a 90 foot bridge! They took part in our Shriek for the Peak abseil to fundraise for our work protecting the national park’s beautiful landscapes.

“I was first off the side of the bridge, and it was brilliant! I also managed to persuade my mum to come along, and it was great to see her do it too. We both had an amazing time, and were chuffed to raise money for Friends of the Peak District’s work,” says volunteer Helen Marsden.

The abseil at Millers Dale was part of Love the Peak Week, in the last week of October. Scores of volunteers took to villages and countryside with a range of fundraising activities including fancy dress bike rides, book sales and street collections.

 “We’ve just emptied out our buckets and finished counting all the money raised so far. Our total is nearing £2,000 which is fantastic news,” says our fundraiser Danny Anderson. “We’d like to thank all the people who fundraised for us, and everyone who’s made a donation. This money will be of real help to our continued work in protecting and caring for the Peak District countryside.”