Sensor City joined forces with Liverpool’s Breast Cancer Survivors’ Dragon Boat Team, Pool of Life, to host a community fun day and charity abseil on Sunday 29th October.
Over 60 people took part in the challenge, which to date has raised over £5,000 to help breast cancer survivors.
Participants including Alison Mitchell of Sensor City, Prof Robin Leatherbarrow of Liverpool John Moores University and Colin Sinclair of Knowledge Quarter Liverpool, abseiled down the iconic 65ft tall Sensor City building in Liverpool’s KQ, with panoramic views across Liverpool’s iconic skyline.
Alongside the charity abseil was a family-friendly open day, in which local residents and stakeholders had the opportunity to look around the brand-new Sensor City building. Activities including a climbing wall, craft stalls, candy floss making and a raffle ensured that there was something for all ages to participate in.
Alison Mitchell, Executive Director of Sensor City and Pool of Life member said: “It was great to see so many people participating in the abseil, from both professional and personal networks.
“The event has raised valuable donations for the Pool of Life charity and reflected Sensor City’s collaborative community ethos.”
The money raised at this event will go towards the Pool of Life Charity, which helps to support those diagnosed and treated with breast cancer. As a charity dragon boat support group, they provide breast cancer survivors with a place to exercise and learn a new skill.
The event took place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as part of the annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease.
Please find a gallery of images below from the event featuring Sensor City tenants, partners, neighbours, Pool of Life members and many family members and friends.