BARNSTONDALE, the children-focussed Wirral charity that runs activity and residential trips at its site in the heart of the peninsula, has a brand new mascot – and he's raised quite a challenge!
Barnie Owl is the new feathered friend at Barnstondale and he is challenging everyone to see if they can fly too, in a sponsored abseil event on Saturday, December 7. Daring participants can take up the challenge and directly raise money for Wirral school children to have their own activity trip.
Centre manager George Jones said: “We recognise that raising the funds to come to Barnstondale can be difficult for schools and so we’re launching an exciting project that could slice the cost of coming to stay for as many children as possible.
“We are holding a sponsored abseil on Saturday, December 7, aimed at helping schools make a trip to Barnstondale much more affordable.
“If as many people as possible sign up and raise sponsorship money then children could even have a completely free trip!”
If you think you have what it takes to tackle the tallest abseil tower in Wirral then visit BarnstondaleAbseil.org for more information about how your efforts can raise money for Wirral children and to sign up to take part.
As for Barnie Owl himself, there is talk that if enough money is raised at the event that even he might get roped up and take the plunge from the impressive Barnstondale abseil tower, under the watchful eyes of centre safety staff of course.
If you don't want to miss seeing a giant owl fly then head over to www.barnstondaleabseil.org and sign up to make a difference for a local child.