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 Do you have what it takes to conquer the Cathedral?

  • charity abseil

900 years old, it stands a breathtaking 150ft tall with unique architecture sure to challenge new and experienced thrill seekers alike.

Face the challenge of a lifetime as you scale the great North West Tower's ancient spiral staircase, taking a moment to savour an unparalleled view of the city before clipping in to begin your descent.

With expert staff on hand care of Derby Mountain Rescue, participants are in safe hands as they embark on a once in a lifetime opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the area's top tourist attractions whilst friends and family savour the moment from the comfort of our dedicated viewing area.

Places are limited and sure to sell fast, so book early to avoid disappointment!

Registration costs £50 (plus booking fee) and we're asking participants to raise a minimum of £250 to support our worthwhile causes.

While you create priceless memories which will last a lifetime, the money you raise will be shared equally between two fantastic organisations, Peterborough Cathedral and Shine.

Once you've registered, a member of our fundraising team will be in touch to help get you started.

On behalf of us all at Shine and Peterborough Cathedral, thank you for your support, we look forward to meeting you on the day. In the meantime, you can join in the buzz on social media by using the hashtag #900Abseil


More information:

Participants must be 16 years of age or older to take part

If travelling to take part in the event, discounted accommodation is available through our official accommodation partner, the Park Inn, situated in the heart of the city centre, just minutes from the venue, shopping centre and eateries.

We'd also like to take a moment to thank Heart FM, our official media partner who will be broadcasting live from the event on Friday 18th May.


Fun for All the Family at Two Day Abseil Event

Pictured: Shine fundraiser Georgia Kelly, Heart FM's Kev Lawrence and Peterborough Cathedral events manager…

Did You Know?

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Hydrocephalus can be congenital or acquired.

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) is an excessive build-up of fluid in the head.

Hydrocephalus is a build up of excess fluid in the brain.

Some 11 - 35% of people with Intracranial Hypertension recover spontaneously.

Most babies with spina bifida undergo surgery within 48 hours of birth.

“Every effort should be made to ensure that all children are immunized, no opportunity to immunize should be missed.”

If you have spina bifida +/or hydrocephalus you should receive the same vaccinations as any others, when going abroad.

Hydrocephalus comes from the Greek "hydro" meaning water and "cephalie", meaning brain.

Some forms of hydrocephalus require no specific treatment.

Medical advice should always be sought if shunt infection is suspected.

Shunt: a device that diverts accumulated cerebro-spinal fluid around the obstructed pathways back to the bloodstream.

Possible signs of chronic shunt blockage include: fatigue, general malaise or behavioural changes.

A shunt alert card should be carried at all times by people with hydrocephalus treated by a shunt.

Possible signs of acute shunt blockage may include: visual disturbances, drowsiness and seizures.

Symptoms of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus are similar to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease or simply increasing age.

NPH (Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus) occurs most often in people aged over 60.

Benign Intracranial Hypertension aka Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension affects about one or two in every 100,000 people!

Symptoms associated with raised intracranial pressure; headache, visual disturbances, photophobia, vomiting, problems with balance...

Diagnosis of Intracranial Hypertension is by scan + measurement of the CSF pressure.

Babies born prematurely are at increased risk of developing hydrocephalus.

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Hydrocephalus may affect memory, concentration and behaviour.

The usual treatment for hydrocephalus is to insert a shunt into the brain.

CSF stands for cerebro-spinal fluid.

Benny Bear is a teddy with hydrocephalus who helps children understand the condition.

Shine is always looking for Marathon Runners to help with fundraising.

Spina bifida occulta is a hidden form of spina bifida.


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