Sometimes we all do something that surprises even ourselves.
The Broadgate Tower abseil is just that – the chance to descend one of the tallest buildings in London (540ft high and a stand-in for a Shanghai skyscraper in the 2012 James Bond film, Skyfall) while raising money for people who need it most.
In fact, in 2017, Broadgate’s brave abseilers raised a staggering £322,535 for children with debilitating conditions and their families, for cancer research, for people battling addiction and for a hospice dedicated to young people, plus many more exceptional causes.
This year we really want to go above and beyond that target. So sign up for one of our abseils later this year and do something utterly surprising for yourself and others. (For something different we're also hosting The Broadgate Tower Run Up on Saturday 24 November as part of the prestigious World Vertical Circuit.)
2018: Abseil for the National Literacy Trust
On Friday 7 September, brave volunteers helped to raise over £27,000 for the National Literacy Trust. See all the details here.
2017: A year of ups and downs
Action on Hearing Loss
4th March 2017
Participants climbed 35 floors and 877 steps to the top of the Broadgate Tower on Saturday 4th March to raise money for people who have experienced hearing loss. AOHL is the largest charity for people with hearing loss in the UK providing support and care so people confronting deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus have their needs met.
Shooting Star Chase
25th March 2017
For the second time, fundraisers for Shooting Star Chase returned to the Broadgate Tower to take on the 35 floors, 877 steps, supporting babies, children and young people with life limiting conditions, and their families.
20th May 2017
Trekstock hosted the ‘Conquer the Tower’ fundraising event raising over £13k for young people dealing with cancer. Trekstock is a youth cancer charity, working closely young adults to ensure that regardless of where they are in their own cancer journey, Trekstock can offer relevant physical, emotional and practical support.
10th June 2017
On a very windy day in June around 60 people including Andrew Formica, Janus Henderson CEO, abseiled 540ft down The Broadgate Tower to raise over £200k for Cancer Research UK. CASCAID is a new initiative that brings friends and colleagues from around the asset management community together to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
11th June 2017 & 15th September 2017
Over 80 supporters abseiled 540ft down the Broadgate Tower to raise funds and awareness for Teens Unite, a cancer charity which supports young people from diagnosis, through treatment, recovery and into remission.
Richard House Hospice
16th September 2017
Volunteers abseiled down the Broadgate Tower on Saturday 16th September to raise over £60,000 for Richard House Children’s Hospice, which supports children with a life-limiting health condition and their families in East London to lead as positive and happy a life as possible.
17th September 2017
50 abseilers completed the drop in Central London in support of Place2Be. Place2Be provides in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.
Spitalfields Crypt Trust
17th September 2017
A total of 52 abseilers descended raising raised over £15,000 for Spitalfields Crypt Trust, which supports people recovering from addiction by helping them to get clean and sober, develop self-respect and build hope for a much better future.
Multiple Charities - The Broadgate Tower Run Up
25th November 2017
In 2017 we hosted the first Broadgate Tower Run Up, raising money for 20 different charities. In addition to the single climb option, climbers were also presented with the triple climb, ¼ vertical mile challenge and the full vertical mile: 12 climbs, 420 floors and over 10,000 steps.