Why do I want to abseil down the Bell Tower at the Trafford Centre? That’s exactly what my wife Manda and my three kids Daniel, Jenni and Lindsay are asking.

My answer is simple, The Fed is an amazing organisation looking after the community from young to old.

Like all charities, demand outstrips supply and The Fed is desperate for funds and my family has had a long history of involvement with local charities. My father, Harold, was instrumental in getting Manchester Jewish Social Services together with the Benevolent Society and forming what is now known as The Fed.

So when I was asked if I would take part in a sponsored abseil it was a no brainer, especially as my Aunty Sybil is living in Moorview’s Supported Independent Living accommodation at Heathlands Village based at The Fed so I see the wonderful care she receives first hand.

Please do what you can to help me smash my target.

Donations

  • Fabulous! how brave and for such a good cause Well done Love Claire & Mike xx

    Donation by Claire Simon on 30/09/17

    £20.00
    + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Dearest Russel - You are the braver man than I, Doing something for a very noble cause. (Notice how I waited till you completed to sponsor you!) x

    Donation by benjamin crammer on 19/09/17

    £25.00
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  • Good luck from all the Niman Clan

    Donation by Rob Niman on 18/09/17

    £100.00
  • Donation made on 18/09/17

    £50.00
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  • Donation by Jeremy Wilson on 18/09/17

    £50.00
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  • Donation by Wayne Frieslander on 18/09/17

    £30.00
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  • So proud of you Uncle Russ. Well done for getting down safely xxx

    Donation by Emma on 17/09/17

    £10.00
  • Well done Russel With love Sara and Raymond' xx

    Donation by Sara and Raymond on 17/09/17

    £50.00
    + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Good Luck Russel! Love Monica and Rob

    Donation by Monica Jacobs on 16/09/17

    £20.00
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  • Do you not think that you are getting too old for such high jinks !!!!!!!

    Donation by Dad on 15/09/17

    £30.00
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  • Whatever you do, don't look down Fiona & Stephen

    Donation by Fiona & Stephen Maynard on 05/09/17

    £30.00
  • Good luck, you must be mad Land safely. Rob and Larry

    Donation by Rob and Larry on 01/09/17

    £50.00
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  • Good luck Russ!

    Donation by Jeremy on 31/08/17

    £50.00
  • Wow, Russ. Kol Ha Kavod Think what you're doing is amazing Lots of Love Suze and Tony xx

    Donation by Suze amd Tony on 30/08/17

    £40.00
    + £10.00 Gift Aid
  • Good Luck Russ- PLease be careful

    Donation by Susie and Michael on 29/08/17

    £100.00
    + £25.00 Gift Aid
  • Good luck Russel

    Donation by Rod Hogarth on 24/08/17

    £100.00
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  • Hope you actually enjoy it , its not as daunting as you think Its a gt cause Gerry & david XX

    Donation by david singer on 22/08/17

    £40.00
  • All the best Russel, keep safe, and raise loads, Love, Lesley and Tony

    Donation by Lesley and Tony on 21/08/17

    £50.00
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  • there must be easier ways to shop at the Trafford centre good luck

    Donation by craig maher on 21/08/17

    £30.00
    + £7.50 Gift Aid
  • Good luck Russel

    Donation by Gordon Desser on 19/08/17

    £10.00
    + £2.50 Gift Aid
  • You are truly impressive (irrespective of your misguided football allegiance)

    Donation by Andrew Cuckill on 18/08/17

    £100.00
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  • Good Luck - let me know if you spot any development sites whilst up there

    Donation by Mark Hawthorn on 18/08/17

    £250.00
  • Enjoy but be careful

    Donation by Maureen Horwich on 18/08/17

    £100.00
    + £25.00 Gift Aid
  • You're abseilutely bonkers... but for a very good cause so have fun.

    Donation by Simon & Nicky on 18/08/17

    £30.00
    + £7.50 Gift Aid
  • Good Luck Chantel xx

    Donation by Chantel Gratrix on 18/08/17

    £20.00
    + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Wishing you best of luck with the abseil

    Donation by Lawrence on 11/08/17

    £20.00
  • Be safe

    Donation by Shirley Horwich on 29/07/17

    £100.00
    + £25.00 Gift Aid
  • Good Luck Russell, great cause Love Stuart & Shelley

    Donation by Stuart Ferster on 19/07/17

    £36.00
    + £9.00 Gift Aid
  • Russel – you’re mad! Good luck, love Melissa, Daryl, Serena and Asher x

    Donation by Daryl Leigh on 19/07/17

    £50.00
  • You mad fool Best of Luck Russ from Phil and Bev

    Donation made on 19/07/17

    £30.00
    + £7.50 Gift Aid
  • With the best of luck. It's for a great cause, and you'll have so much fun along the way. With love x

    Donation made on 19/07/17

    £50.00
    + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • You mad fool.... If you can't do it I'm not going to fill in for you. Love. Mike & Sharon xx

    Donation by Mike Leinhardt on 17/07/17

    £54.00
    + £13.50 Gift Aid
  • Wishing you Hatzlacha on your derring do Love from Judith and David

    Donation by Judith Phillips on 17/07/17

    £36.00
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  • Good luck With this Russel - from Nigel and Me - so gutted I really wanted to do this so do it twice - Family wedding prevents me from even being there on the day :( best wishes Barbara and Nigel

    Donation by Barbara and Nigel Woolfstein on 13/07/17

    £25.00
    + £6.25 Gift Aid
  • Good luck mashugunner Jane & Gary xx

    Donation by The Silvers on 11/07/17

    £50.00
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  • As you dangle from the tower, like a spider with too few legs, take comfort from the fact that string is quite strong, isn't it ? Good Luck, Nutter xx Sara and Rob Horwich

    Donation by Robert Horwich on 11/07/17

    £100.00
    + £25.00 Gift Aid
  • From Sue and Graham Leigh

    Donation by Sue Leigh on 10/07/17

    £50.00
    + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Rather you than me Russ. Safe trip. All the best The Beans

    Donation by Sheldon Bean on 10/07/17

    £50.00
    + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Good Luck Russel with the Climb down rather you than me love Bev Fraser Gaby and Bianca x

    Donation by fraser marks on 05/07/17

    £50.00
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  • All The best for a great cause

    Donation by Steve Loofe on 05/07/17

    £15.00
    + £3.75 Gift Aid
  • Goog luck Rus.

    Donation by ROBERT NEWMAN on 04/07/17

    £10.00
    + £2.50 Gift Aid
  • Good luck, you must be mad! Lots of love Janet & Graeme x

    Donation by Jan and Graeme on 03/07/17

    £20.00
    + £5.00 Gift Aid
  • Good luck

    Donation by Nigel on 03/07/17

    £50.00
    + £12.50 Gift Aid
  • Good luck Russel Enjoy the trip. The Fed provided services and support for my family at various times and the work they do is vital and a lifeline to many.

    Donation by Julian Cohen-Gold on 02/07/17

    £15.00
    + £3.75 Gift Aid
  • Good luck Uncle Russ Will be your cheapest trip to the Trafford Centre with the family for a while

    Donation by Aron, Emma, Raffi and Natan on 02/07/17

    £36.00
    + £9.00 Gift Aid
  • Good luck to my favourite P Really glad you're doing this instead of getting a tattoo. So proud to call you my dad. Love Linds and Dan

    Donation by Lindsay Weisberg on 01/07/17

    £30.00
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  • Good luck Russel Hope you aren't scared of heights ) Lots of love, Em, Jezz and Alfie XX

    Donation by Jezz and Em Aronson on 30/06/17

    £30.00
  • Good luck Russel

    Donation by David & Tash Jacobs on 30/06/17

    £15.00
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  • Great to see you doing something out of your comfort zone. Very impressed and proud. Maybe leave the blazer at home though. Good luck xx

    Donation by Jen & Jon on 30/06/17

    £50.00
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