Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood chariman Cristian Beadman on his Exeter Cathedral abseil.

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“I sign up to do things like this every few years to prove to myself that I’m not dead yet but ironically this abseil nearly killed me. Terrifying!” a relieved Beadman told ATG.

Exeter Cathedral has raised £57,000 to date to fund the project, which will connect the cathedral with its 13th century chapter house and Pearson buildings.

If you wish to support, there is still time to donate on Beadman’s Just Giving page.