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Manchester United stage Old Trafford challenge

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Communities

Manchester United stage Old Trafford challenge Manchester United stage Old Trafford challenge

Manchester United Football Club is offering fans a chance to get a bird's eye view of the Old Trafford stadium while helping to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

And housing associations in the north west of England are being encouraged to get staff and residents involved.

The Manchester United Abseil Challenge will be held in March, with Francis House Children’s Hospice and The Christie Hospital set to benefit from the weekend of hair-raising fun.

You can sign up now to make the thrilling descent from the stadium roof to the side of the pitch at Old Trafford via a 140ft free-fall abseil on Saturday 22nd or Sunday 23rd March, in order to help make a difference to the lives of young people with life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses.

A team of fully-qualified experts will be on hand to talk fund-raisers through the descent.

The Manchester United Foundation said: "Your continued support, through fundraising events such as this, has helped the Christie Young Oncology Unit to continue to provide the very best care for the young patients enabling them to lead as normal a life as possible. While the partnership with Francis House has helped fund the employment of a team of home care nurses to provide an outreach care service."

Anyone can take part in the challenge but there are limited spaces for each day so register early to avoid disappointment!

Saturday 22nd March 2014 – Francis House Children’s Hospice

Registration fee: £25 registration
Sponsorship: Just raise as much as you can!
Book now: lucy.heald@francishouse.org.uk or call 0161 443 2200

Sunday 23rd March 2014 – The Christie Charity

Registration fee: £25 registration
Minimum sponsorship: £100
Book now: www.christie.org/abseil or call 0161 446 3400

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