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Durham Cathedral tower trek for charity

Ready for a challenge... those taking part in the challenge to climb the equivalent height of the world's tallest mountain, via the steps of Durham cathedral's tower.

Ready for a challenge... those taking part in the challenge to climb the equivalent height of the world's tallest mountain, via the steps of Durham cathedral's tower.

FORTY people climbed the 325 steps to the top of Durham Cathedral’s tower in a fund-raising feat.

Each volunteer was asked to climb the 281ft tower four times to give a total ascent equivalent to the height of Mount Everest.

The fundraising event was organised by the Edith Jackson Trust.

Chairman of the trust and Durham Cathedral Canon, Dr Alan Bartlett, said: “We are raising money for a school the trust runs in Rokon in Sudan.

“The funds raised from the tower climb will go towards building toilets.That’s not very glamorous, but toilets are an important part of any school.

“Despite recent serious fighting in the civil war in the village, the school is safe and still functioning.

“The toilets will cost £10,000. Any more money we raise from the climb will be used to train teachers.”

Money can be pledged online: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/stjohnsteam

 

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