I’m A Charity Fundraiser, Get Me Out Of Here!

Preston architect Michael Bates-Tracey is bracing himself to face his deepest fears as he takes part in a series of wild challenges to raise funds for a sight loss charity.

Michael, who is an associate at architecture, design and masterplanning practice FWP, based in the city centre, has signed up for Galloway’s ‘Get Me Out of Here’ fundraising day.

He is aiming to raise £1,000 for the Penwortham based charity as he represents FWP in the challenge, based on ITV’s famous jungle-based celebrity reality show.

The event, which has attracted support from a range of local businesses, will take place on Friday December 1 in the basement of the charity’s Howick House headquarters.

In common with the television programme, participants will have to take part in a series of daring trials and wild challenges.

Michael will have to raise £1,000 in order to be released from the camp. He said: “I can’t quite believe I have signed myself up for this, but it is all for a great cause.

“It promises to be a crazy day and I’m just hoping there aren’t too many creepy crawlies to face!

“I’ve begun raising the cash for my release and I’m pleased to say I’m more than half way to the target thanks to people’s generosity.”

For more than 150 years Galloway’s mission has been to create positive change for blind and partially sighted people living in a sighted world.

FWP is a long-time supporter of Galloway’s, which is one of Lancashire’s oldest charities. It has sponsored its famous fundraising walk across Morecambe Bay since 2014.

Launching the Get Me Out of Here event, Galloway’s said: “In the spirit of everyone’s favourite reality show, local businesses are taking on a new challenge… our fundraising camp.

“Just like the celebrities, they’ll face daring trials that may involve creepy crawlies, all to raise crucial funds for sight loss.”

To contribute to Michael’s fundraising please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/page/michael-bates-1698328218924