Lincoln Cathedral abseil raises money for charity

Over 20 people abseiled 98 feet down Lincoln Cathedral to raise money for LIVES.

Volunteers from the charity made the daring descent from the cathedral’s bell tower during the morning of Saturday, July 28.

The event was part of the annual Everyday Heroes Week for LIVES, who provide first response aid to medical emergencies across Lincolnshire.

The amount raised is still being totted up.

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steven Dakin for The Lincolnite

BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s Melvyn Prior and Harry Parkhill were among the fundraising abseilers and LIVES’ new mascot Defibrillator Dan also attended the event.

It’s not the first time the charity has encouraged people to abseil as last year volunteers descended down the Brayford’s DoubleTree by Hilton hotel.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

LIVES’ new mascot Defibrillator Dan. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

If you took the challenge, you can order photos and prints here.