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Fundraiser sleeps on hanging ledge

Credit: Tara Vallente

A Cumbrian fundraiser is spending the night suspended hundreds of feet above ground level in Borrowdale Valley, near Keswick.

Andy Beeforth from Cumbria Community Foundation is taking to the skies to raise awareness of elderly residents who struggle to heat their homes during the winter months.

According to recent figures:

300
older Cumbrian residents die every year due to cold weather.

“Every year I have my own little mini challenge before the Big Sleep. I've slept out on the top of mountains, tried sleeping in a bed on a lake, had a nap in a bed in a cave and this year I am doing the most terrifying yet.

Our Winter Warmth appeal saves lives. I will do almost anything to raise awareness of the amazing difference people's fundraising can make."

– ANDY BEEFORTH, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF CUMBRIA COMMUNITY FOUNDATION