Lord St Oswald Takes On Wakefield Cathedral For Charity Challenge

On Saturday, 1st October 2022, Lord St Oswald completed a 164ft descent of Wakefield Cathedral to raise money for Wakefield Hospice.

President of Wakefield Hospice, Lord St Oswald was amongst 24 other participants to take on the descent, including The Nostell Estate tenant, Claire Sutherley, managing director of We are Wakefield. 

The group’s brave effort raised over £11,500 for the charity, according to The Wakefield Express.

There was undoubtedly an element of overcoming their nerves, with Lord St Oswald and Claire Sutherley commenting on LinkedIn following the descent.

Lord St Oswald said: “Thank you very much to everyone who generously donated to support me on Saturday. It’s greatly appreciated and made the apprehension and nerves worth it.”

Claire Sutherley commented: “There’s still time to donate to this amazing cause as I’ll NEVER do that again!”

We are so proud of Lord St Oswald and Claire for taking part in this nail-biting challenge. And as Claire points out, there’s still time to donate.

Wakefield Hospice is a purpose-built specialist palliative care unit. First opened in 1990, it provides eight single en-suite bedrooms, two four-bed wards, a day therapy unit, bereavement support and education. You can find out more about the hospice here.

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With thanks to Wakefield Hospice for permission to use this image, taken by Steve Biltcliffe Photography.