Conlon Construction braved the heights by completing a charity abseil down Peel Tower in Ramsbottom to raise money for their charity of the year, North West Children’s Support Group (NWCSG).
Twenty-three staff members from Conlon Construction and their families raised more than £6000 for NWCSG by abseiling 40m down the tower on Holcombe Hill in Ramsbottom. The activity forms part of a year-long fundraising initiative by Conlon Construction to raise funds for NWCSG.
A spokesperson from NWCSG said:
“We would like to say a massive thanks to the Conlon Construction staff, their families and the suppliers to Conlon Construction for their effort, hard work and enthusiasm in raising such a large amount of money to provide holidays for local children with special needs.The NWCSG is a group run entirely by volunteers providing free holidays and outings for around 50 needy children each year. The Conlon Construction fundraising team embraced the fun nature of the holiday group by organising a range of high spirited and enjoyable sponsored events that will contribute to around 20% of the total budget for our holidays this year. This is a massive contribution and relieves a lot of the pressure of raising money from the NWSG volunteers.”
NWCSG provides days out for local disabled and disadvantaged children. It also organises holidays for children, who might otherwise not be able to have one because of their complex needs or family situation, whilst giving some respite for parents, siblings and other relatives.
Conlon Construction has already raised more than £10k for NWCSG, which is well over its initial target of £7.5k, and is hoping to raise much more.