21/02/2013 14:00,

Hanging around OT

The Manchester United Foundation's charity abseil returns to Old Trafford this Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 February - and there's still time to get involved.

The event will raise money for the Foundation’s charity partners Francis House and The Christie and will give participants a fantastic bird’s-eye view over the Theatre of Dreams as they make the 140-feet descent.

It’s open to everyone - experienced instructors will show you the ropes - and, by taking part, you will be making a huge difference to the lives of young people with life-limiting conditions and terminal illnesses.

There are still a limited number of places available on both days, so if you have a head for heights, visit the Foundation website to register.

If you'd prefer to sponsor someone else to do it, you can do so online - United's own journalists James Tuck and Mark Froggatt will abseil for Francis House ( while BBC Radio Manchester's Reds reporter Bill Rice will raise funds for The Christie (

Get involved

Saturday 23 February 2013 for
Francis House Children’s Hospice

Registration fee: £25
Minimum sponsorship: £140
Contact: Call 0161 443 2200 or email

Sunday 24 February 2013 for
The Christie

Registration fee: £20
Minimum sponsorship: £200
Contact: Call the Sporting Events Team on 0161 446 3400 or email


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