‘Spider-Man’ conquers summit for charity

‘Spider-Man’ conquers summit for charity

Swindon man scales London’s landmark O2 Arena in fundraising feat

WEBBED-WONDER. Dave Baker, 46 , from Swindon donned the familiar red and blue outfit of Spider-Man and climbed to the top of The O2 Arena on Sunday 21 September in a feat worthy of the crime-fighting superhero.

The vertigo-inducing challenge was taken on by Dave to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell – the free ‘home away from home’ accommodation for families who have children receiving treatment at King’s College Hospital in London.

Dave was joined by 43 wall-crawling adventurers, who were all also raising money for Ronald McDonald House Camberwell, for the dizzying ascent as part of a charity challenge called ‘Up at the O2’. Their altitude-defying escapades have so far raised over £5,000 for the House.

The House is run by Ronald McDonald House Charities – the independent charity that gives parents and families a free place to stay in or near hospital grounds across the UK.


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Alex Goldup T. 020 7250 8291 M. 07791 765 915 E. alex@thirdsectorpr.co.uk

Notes to editors

1. For more information contact Alex Goldup – contact details above.

2. Ronald McDonald House Camberwell is one of 14 Houses in the UK run by Ronald McDonald House Charities, an independent charity which provides free ‘home away from home’ accommodation at hospitals across the UK. It enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.

3. Ronald McDonald House Charities opened in 1989 and last year helped support over 7,000 families with children in hospital. The Charity, which this year celebrates 25 years of keeping families together, relies on the generosity of supporters and fundraisers, including McDonald’s customers, without whom it would be unable to continue its work.

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