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Zip along to St Paul&#39s

Cauldron Consulting PR Jain Castiau is living the high life in the City for charity on September 16 and 17.

The British Military Fitness is helping fundraisers whizz down a 200ft zipwire for charity. The wire runs from a 100ft tower attached to St Paul&#39s Cathedral down into Queen&#39s Head Passage by Paternoster Square.

The majority of the cash raised goes to the Winfield Trust, a charity that helps victims of schizophrenia and other related mental illnesses.

There will be entertainment in Paternoster Square, including live bands, circus acts, fairground stalls, food and drink stalls, etc. Why not pop along and help the charity if you are in the City this Thursday and Friday or go to the website p Now that Sofa and the LIA have decided on a name for their proposed merged organisation – the Personal Finance Society – the Diary will have to put an end to the (much welcomed) suggestions it has been receiving from its readers.

Lofa and Pifl were particular favourites but Slia and Slipa also brought chuckles. One inflammatory reader&#39s suggestion of Off With Their Dips might have upset some MLIA (dip) holders.


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