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Ampleforth Abbey Abseil

Fundraising for Ampleforth Abbey

72 %
raised of £2,500 target
by 33 supporters

Ampleforth Abbey

The Ampleforth Abbey Trust was formed to further Roman Catholic religion and education. It undertakes many activities particularly for the less advantaged, specifically in this case through FACE-FAW, (Friendship and Aid to Central and Eastern Europe-Friendship and Aid for the World).

Charity Registration No. 1026493


A team of five has been voted in by Ampleforth students and staff to abseil down the Abbey Church and raise funds for FACE-FAW in memory of Fr Francis Dobson OSB.

Fr Francis dedicated more than 25 years to co-ordinating FACE-FAW activities, which included a long-standing connection with the Catholic Diocese of Zanzibar. Sponsorship received for Ampleforth's Abbey Abseil will be allocated towards a new male hospital ward in Kitope, Zanzibar in memory of Fr Francis.

We believe Fr Francis would be delighted that the charity abseil will form part of this year's Exhibition weekend. The spectacle will see the following participants traverse down the Abbey walls:

Fr Ambrose, OSB

Deirdre Rowe, Associate Head

Hannah Pomroy, Director of Studies

Gabrielle Foster, HSM St Margaret's

Dan Davison, Asst Head of English and FACE-FAW organiser

If you wish to sponsor our abseilers and commemorate Fr Francis in this way, please donate via our JustGiving page.

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Thank you for your support!

For more information about FACE-FAW (Friendship & Aid for Central & Eastern Europe - Friendship & Aid for the World), please contact Daniel Davison on +44(0)1439 766882 or