Futures' fundraisers scaling dizzy heights for Shelter

Fundraisers from Futures Housing Group are reaching new heights this weekend in aid of charity. 

Two months after a team from the Group trekked from Ripley to Daventry, ten staff are taking on a 400ft abseil down Northampton’s National Lift Tower. 

Figures from Shelter show that in the East Midlands, 5,440 households were found to be homeless. Around 3,500 of those were found to be in priority need, with nearly 2,500 of those households having dependent children. 

Lindsey Williams, Group Chief Executive of Futures Housing Group, said: “I normally like to keep my feet firmly on the ground, so abseiling down the 400ft lift tower is daunting but very worthwhile. 

“This challenge will also give us the chance to see Northamptonshire from a very different angle, so we’re hoping for good weather after the recent rain. 

“We’ve already made great progress towards our anniversary year fundraising target as we are committed to securing £10,000 for Shelter.” 

The team is taking to the world’s tallest permanent abseil tower on 12 August as part of a fundraising challenge to raise £10,000 for homelessness charity, Shelter. 

The East Midlands-based social landlord has already raised more than £6,000 for the charity through a football tournament, 90-mile weekend walk, a 10k run and in-house fundraising activities. 

To sponsor the team online visit JustGiving  or text FABS53 with a donation amount to 70070. 

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