A WIDNES school chaplain is taking a leap of faith to help vulnerable children and adults.

Kate Loftus, who looks after the spiritual welfare of 1,500 students at SS Peter and Paul Catholic College, is abseiling 331 feet down Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral on August 2.

She is raising funds for Nugent Care, a charity which supports the deaf, homeless, children with special needs, adoption services and care homes.

Kate, aged 36, from Liverpool, said: “It is an awesome charity that covers every spectrum of life.

“I find them really inspirational.”

The charity was founded 130 years ago by Fr James Nugent who pledged to lift people out of poverty.

Pupils at the college recently raised £5,000 for the charity by baking cakes, raffles and various other activities.

Kate is now plucking up the courage to do her abseil. She added:”I know that stepping over the edge will be the most difficult thing for me.

“I hope once I get into it it will be something I enjoy and can be really proud of.”

To sponsor Kate visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KateLoftus.