Video: Watch brave fundraiser climbing to the spire of village church near Harborough

A brave volunteer went to new heights to raise money for a village church near Market Harborough.
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Work was recently carried out on the spire and clocks of All Saint's Church, Clipston, by Walton Access.

During a fund raising and volunteering event in the church a passing comment was made as 'anybody would like to climb the spire' and the only brave person to immediately volunteer was Nikki Cottington.

On a Saturday morning, just after the All Saint’s Church's bells chimed 10am, Nikki climbed the ladders to the top of the spire.

Nikki the Steeplejill, waves to the crowd below.Nikki the Steeplejill, waves to the crowd below.
Nikki the Steeplejill, waves to the crowd below.

Nikki had a full safety harness, attached to a safety line and accompanied by the professional Jake Walton of Walton Access.

This great and daring climb up the church steeple was to raise funds for the fabric of the church and she achieved it in an amazing time of only five minutes and 49 seconds, from the ground level to grasping the weathervane support column.

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