A very High Sheriff's abseil caps off remarkable year's fundraising

Outgoing High Sheriff for Merseyside Peter Woods completed a successful year’s fundraising for The High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund by embarking on a charity abseil down Liverpool’s iconic Radio City Tower.

The Fund is managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside (CFM), supporting local projects that promote community safety, crime prevention and security initiatives, along with educational and diversionary activities.

During the past year, CFM has allocated nearly £38,276 from the Fund to a range of worthy organisations and individuals – including Migrant Workers Sefton Community, People First Merseyside and Fazakerley Community Library.

After abseiling the dizzying heights of the iconic tower, Peter popped into CFM’s Hanover Street offices to present additional funds raised to contribute to the Fund.

Karen Morris, Development Director for CFM, said: “Peter’s fundraising efforts throughout his time as High Sheriff for Merseyside are commendable and we were certainly impressed by his bravery in abseiling the Radio City Tower!

“The High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund is a great example of the Community Foundation’s commitment to promote local giving to address local disadvantage, connecting donors with deserving causes with a focus on delivering a lasting, sustainable impact.”

CFM is responsible for managing The High Sheriff and Merseyside Police Charitable Fund, which runs for the annual term of each serving High Sheriff. The next Fund will open on 3 June 2019 with a deadline of 26 July 2019 for interested community groups and organisations to apply.

To find out more information, visit: http://www.cfmerseyside.org.uk/funds/high-sheriff-and-merseyside-police-charitable-fund 

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