Final total raised by charity abseil for Milan Patel over £17,000

The final total raised by a charity abseil in memory of Kenilworth teenager Milan Patel last weekend was over £17,000.

Friday, 15th April 2016, 12:42 pm
Updated Friday, 15th April 2016, 12:44 pm
Abseiling down the Holiday Inn in Kenilworth to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in the memory of local teenager Milan Patel, who died of cancer a year ago. Jeremy Wright MP. MHLC-09-04-16-Abseil for Milan Patel NNL-160904-221307009

The abseil, organised by Kenilworth Wardens Football Club coach Paul Calver, raised £17,333 for Teenage Cancer Trust, who helped look after Milan and his family while he had a rare form of bone cancer.

The actual amount could still rise since the total does not include Gift Aid, which enables charities to claim back taxes on donations made by British taxpayers.

In a tweet, Paul said he was “so proud of everyone” involved in making the abseil held on Saturday April 9 a success.

The abseil saw 64 people shimmy down the side of Kenilworth’s Holiday Inn over the course of the day, including the Kenilworth and Southam MP Jeremy Wright and town councillor Richard Hales.

And despite some abseilers telling Paul they were feeling nervous, everyone who signed up to abseil made it down successfully.

Milan, who attended Kenilworth School and played football for Kenilworth Wardens Football Club, died last year at the age of 14.