Molly scales new heights for charity

A year 12 student from Wilmslow High School, who is always ready for a new challenge, scaled new heights on Sunday, 17th September.

Molly Cunningham abseiled down the Bell Tower at the Trafford Centre to fundraise for The Fed, a charity which supports people suffering with dementia.

Speaking about why she undertook this exciting challenge, Molly said "Having previously walked up the Big One rollercoaster in 2015 to raise money, I have been waiting for the next exciting opportunity to raise funds for The Fed. It was very scary walking up the 236 foot high Big One but I think abseiling 196 feet down the Bell Tower at the Trafford Centre will be a much bigger challenge. It is meant to be very windy at the top but you are rewarded with breath-taking views across Manchester, the Peak District and Cheshire. I normally like to be a little closer to the shops than this but fully intend going shopping afterwards if my legs stop shaking in time.

Molly added "This is a scary challenge but I am hoping to raise lots of money to support people with dementia and to care for people at the end of their life. I am hoping to raise at least £800 but would love to raise enough money to help pay for a specialist bed for the nursing unit that costs £1,000."

So far Molly has raised over £1,000 for the charity. By the time all the pledges and sponsorship have been collected, the total she has raised including gift aid will be approximately £1,300.

The Fed were delighted with this contribution and described Molly as "a very special girl."

Wilmslow High School

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