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Bats in the Belfry

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John Adcock
Long Clawson

Go on: make someone's day. Visit an older person who might otherwise be on their own all day.

Raising money for
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland

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Donations accepted until 19-09-2015

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Most of us don't think about the problems of old age: it's too far away.
That used to be me, but now that I'm fast approaching state pension age, I'm looking into things a little. It seems to me that one of the main issues, and one that we can all do something about is loneliness of older people.
We can all visit a lonely person, particularly those who are not well enough or fit enough to get about.
I've decided to draw attention to the problem and at the same time raise some money for Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland.
It's is an excellent local charity dedicated to the wellbeing of local people of advancing years, particularly those who are most vulnerable and in need.

Event details

Bats in the Belfry

Commencing 12 June, I shall be spending a whole week in the belfry of St Remigius Church in Long Clawson.
Not many mod cons up there, just a very noisy clock and even noisier bells. Just spiders to keep me company.
I chose this Church because it has a unique means of access - a 30 foot vertical ladder which is pulled down by a rope from the tower.
Therefore it will be a test of endurance for me and a challenge of scaling the ladder for anyone willing to visit me during my self-imposed week of isolation.
Isolation is the theme - I shall know what it is like to live cut off from the outside world. Hopefully most older people who have little human contact live in more salubrious surroundings that the belfry!
Thank you for reading this. If you do decide to support me, then that is brilliant because your donation will be matched by my very generous former employer.

Event date

12-June-2015 12:00  - 
19-June-2015 12:00

Event type

Endurance event

Event is completed


Belfry of St Remigius Church Church Lane,
Long Clawson,
LE14 4PE,


Well done John an excellent effort and very worthy cause.Sue & John
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-08-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Well Done John.
Donation by Jenny & Mike
on 27-06-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Well done John! It was a brilliant idea and so good that you have been able to raise the profile of such a worthy cause. Debbie and Wayne Kay
Donation by Anonymous
on 25-06-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by James and Helen
on 19-06-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by emsx
on 19-06-2015
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Sarah
on 19-06-2015
£7.50 gift aid
Well done John x
Donation by Liza Kozlowski
on 19-06-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Super proud Dad. Well done and see you very soon!x
Donation by David and Joe
on 19-06-2015
£12.50 gift aid
Nearly there, Great worthy cause. xx
Donation by Linda
on 18-06-2015
£5.00 gift aid
Dear John, Many congratulations on a tremendous endeavour and for raising awareness of something which silently and stealthily affects so very many of us.
Donation by Catherine Moore (ringing friend of Joe's)
on 17-06-2015
£5.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £692.50
Offline Donations: £1,830.50
Total Raised: £2,523.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,692.37

Donations closed

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