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As the Manchester United reporter for BBC Radio Manchester I'm fortunate enough to follow the Reds home and away, but I can honestly say I've never sat in my seat in the press box at Old Trafford and looked up at the roof and thought about throwing myself over the edge and dropping 140 feet to pitchside.

 

However that's exactly what I'll be doing by abseiling from the roof of Old Trafford, to raise money for The Christie Hospital's mobile chemotherapy unit.

 

Everyone is affected by cancer, and The Christie does so much good work, largely thanks to charitable donations, so please give generously - even if it's just to see me take a fall!

 

 

 

Updates 2

Massive thank you to Darren Webb, Trevor Hunt, Juliet Stacey and Paul Burnell for your offline donations - it all counts and you deserve a special mention.

29/04/13 12:18

Just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated to this very good cause. You are all amazing.

29/04/13 12:14

Raising money for

The Christie

The Christie

Charity Registration No. 1049751

The Christie Charity raises funds to help provide additional services and undertake vital research for our cancer patients. As one of Europe’s leading cancer centres, treating more than 40,000 patients a year every penny really does count.

Donations 34

Donation by Janice Corden on 27/02/13

£20.00

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Careful, now United know you'll do things for charity they'll be on to you to do the Santa Fun Run at Christmas! Congrats on a safe landing.

Donation by Steven Wyeth on 25/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Disappointed there were no belly-flops on back flips on your landing, but your surviving means I have to pay up. Congrats.

Donation by Nathan on 25/02/13

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Well done - hope there's a video!!!!!

Donation by Candice on 24/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck and have fun! xxx

Donation by Sawako on 24/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck Bill Rice.

Donation by Andy Langhorn on 24/02/13

£10.00

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See you at the bottom, Bill. Good luck.

Donation by Jane Wilkinson on 24/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Bill!

Donation by Amy Gallagher on 23/02/13

£5.00

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Good Luck!

Donation by Louise Caine on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Joanne Smith on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

good luck Bill

Donation by keith norris on 22/02/13

£40.00

Donation by Anonymous on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Sausage!xx

Donation by Jessica Bentley on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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A small donation from me - a giant leap for you. Well Done.

Donation by Joe Dickinson on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Was nice knowing you William x

Donation by kevin fitzpatrick on 22/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Bill - will see you on the roof!

Donation by Mark Froggatt on 22/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Simon Stone on 21/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Don't fall off.

Donation by Phil Cartwright & Jack Dearden on 21/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done, Bill. Enjoy it!

Donation by Gill on 21/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Well done Bill! I couldn't do it... I'll stick to the paperwork! Good luck!

Donation by andrew Bowman on 21/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No....it's RiceMan! Good luck Bill, and remember - don't look down!

Donation by Delyth Lloyd on 20/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Guessing you don't have a problem with heights!? Good Luck out there

Donation by Claire Ackling on 19/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Go bill! You wouldn't catch me up there.. Well done x

Donation by Catherine Murray on 19/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Good luck Bill. Rather you than me but very brave and for a very good cause.

Donation by James Bentley on 19/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Theresa Watchorn on 19/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£410.00
  • Offline donations£105.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£515.00
  • Gift Aid£80.00

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