October 24, 2017
In the first week of November Neil Fletcher, our Hall Manager and Beadle to the Worshipful Company of Bakers, will be taking part in an abseil down the side of our building to raise money for the church of All Hallows by the Tower.
All Hallows is one of the oldest churches in England, let alone the City, having been founded in 675 A.D. by the abbey at Barking. Although it suffered extensive damage during the blitz and had to be rebuild, a pre-Conquest Saxon arch can still be seen in the nave, as can a pavement from the Roman city in the museum in the old crypt. All Hallows is closely connected with the community, and hosts educations workshops for local schools, as well as community support services such as addiction support and debt counselling. All money raised by the abseil will go to community outreach programmes run or supported by the church.
The nine-storey abseil has been organised by our lovely upstairs neighbours Us&Co, who run the offices above our Harp Lane premises. Alongside our Beadle, the intrepid daredevils have been drawn from the building management and all of the companies which occupy the office space int the building. The abseil will take place on 2 or 3 November. To support the fantastic work which All Hallows by the Tower is doing in our community, please visit Us&Co’s crowdfunding page, and don’t forget to leave a message of support for Neil while you’re there!