AN inspiring Rainbow leader has abseiled down Liverpool Cathedral to raise cash for a Wirral homeless charity.

Ashleigh Boden, completed the stomach-churning challenge on Saturday, August 17 for Wirral Ark as part of the community action aspect of her Queen's Guide Award.

The Queen's Guide Award is the highest accolade achievable in Girlguiding revolving around setting challenges to help young women get valuable skills for life and work.

22-year-old Ashleigh has spent the last year fundraising for homeless charity Wirral Ark.

In January, the Globe spoke to Ashleigh after she had created a challenge pack with an unofficial badge which encourages all girl guiding sections to work with a charity local to them.

By purchasing a badge, 65% of proceeds will go to Wirral Ark.

Ashleigh said: “Doing the event was so exhilarating and a great opportunity to support a charity that is close to my heart.

"Seeing the homeless has always broken my heart as everyone should have a safe place to stay, with a roof over their head.

"The community action aspect of my Queen’s Guide has given me the confidence to try new things and make a true difference”

Ashleigh also creates care packages that include items such as sanitary products, first aid kits, flannels, tissues, gloves, tooth brushes and energy bars which she hand delivers to Birkenhead's homeless.

Pauline Cox, fundraiser at Wirral Ark, told the Globe: “Ashleigh has been such a fantastic support to Wirral Ark, from creating her 'No place like home' badge, which is not only generating funds for the organisation, but raising awareness of the plight of the homeless through the various activities in the badge pack, to her fundraising challenge activities including the abseil down Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral.

"All at Wirral Ark are extremely appreciative for the support we’ve received from Ashleigh over the year."

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