On Saturday 24 November a team of 44 volunteers bravely climbed the Cathedral tower to raise money for our 10th Anniversary Appeal: ‘Be an Angel’. In total we were aiming to clock up at least 50,000 steps. This figure represents the number of people the Street Angels have helped in their first 10 years of operation, and the number of bottles which have been picked up in the same period! We are delighted to announce that we collectively achieved 200 ascents (over 100,000 steps) in the time available, spurred on by so much support from far and wide. With huge thanks to the fabulous team of people who took part and our generous sponsors. We were graciously joined by the Bishop of Guildford, the Reverend Andrew Watson, Town Mayor Mike Parsons and former High Sheriff of Surrey Lady Elizabeth Toulson CBE.
Rod Boreham, our town centre chaplain clocked up the greatest number of ascents (13) and Rachel Guilford was the fastest (3 minutes and 34 seconds). We are still receiving donations but think we have raised over £8,000, congratulations and thanks to all our climbers and generous donors.