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University hosts charity abseil event

22 April 2008

Canterbury Christ Church University is inviting staff, students and members of the public to take part in an event that will test their bravery and fund-raising skills to the limit.

The charity abseil will take place down Fisher Tower The charity abseil will take place down Fisher Tower

Fifty people are needed to take part in a charity abseil, which is being organised in conjunction with the Kent Messenger Group, from the roof of the seven-storey Fisher Tower at Canterbury Christ Church University on Saturday 14th June.

Participants must raise a minimum of £75 sponsorship in order to take part. Proceeds from the event will be divided between the Canterbury and District branch of the RSPCA, which is raising money to build an animal rescue centre at Hersden, and the children’s road safety charity, Kent Walking Bus Project.

Canterbury Christ Church University’s Director of External Relations, Mary Galliers, said: “The University is pleased to support the Kent Messenger Group’s charity abseil event. It has a good record of working with the local community and this exciting event will give both local people and our staff and students the opportunity to raise money for local good causes.”

Participants must register in advance of the event. To apply for a free event pack visit

For further information please contact Simon Dolby of the Kent Messenger Group on 07989 164752.

Notes to Editor

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University is the largest centre of higher education in Kent for public services – notably teacher training, policing and health and social care. The University is also a significant provider of programmes in a wide range of academic areas within its Faculties of Arts and Humanities, Business and Management, and Sciences.

From a small independent College of less than five hundred students – all training to be school teachers – in the 1960s, we have grown to be a fully fledged university with almost 14,500 students and 1,100 staff members with campuses in Canterbury, Tunbridge Wells, Broadstairs, Chatham and Folkestone. Our teaching and learning facility for health, education and policing students at Chatham is part of the Universities At Medway Project in partnership with the Universities of Greenwich and Kent with Mid-Kent College.

Inspired by the University’s Church of England Foundation and the aspirations of its students and staff, our mission is to pursue excellence in academic and professional higher education thereby enriching both individuals and society.


Claire Draper, Media Relations Officer,
Canterbury Christ Church University,
01227 782391,

David Cutts, External Relations Assistant,
Canterbury Christ Church University,
01227 782826,

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Claire Draper
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