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Church abseil for charity

Optometrist to abseil 90 feet for charity

rosemary lowdon
A Leicestershire optometrist will abseil 90 feet down a church tower to raise funds for a local appeal. 

Rosemary Lowdon, from Edmonds & Slatter Opticians, will raise money for the Lutterworth Lord Mayors appeal by climbing down St Mary’s Church Tower in Lutterworth on 2 May. 

Funds raised will be split between a trio of causes: Days of Smiles, which organises days out for families with members who have health problems, the Lutterworth and Villages Food Bank, and St Mary’s Church. 

Commenting on the abseil, Ms Lowdon told OT: “I've never done anything like this before, but it's a great opportunity to raise funds to help people in the local community. The patients and staff at the Edmonds & Slatter practice have been collecting food for the food bank for over a year, and we hope that all the proceeds from the abseil will make a difference to those who really need it.”

Ms Lowdon has worked between Edmonds & Slatter Opticians’ three practices in Blaby, Lutterworth and Glenfield since 2006.