Want to push yourself and take on a daring challenge? What better way to do this whilst raising money for a good cause?
We're giving you the chance to abseil down the tallest building at Broadgate, The Broadgate Tower, which is a staggering 540ft (and stand-in for a Shanghai skyscraper in the 2012 James Bond film Skyfall), while raising money for people who need it the most.
This year you can abseil down in support of any of the below charities. If you'd like to take on the challenge in support for one of the below, simply contact them directly to see what's involved and book your spot:
Epilepsy Society are the UK's leading charity for epilepsy research and support. They set out to make a difference to every person affected by epilepsy whatever their background, however seriously it affects them, and whether they have the condition themselves or are close to someone with epilepsy.
Contact: Katrina Jones - email@example.com
National Autistic Society
They are the UK's largest provider of specialist autism services. Their trained staff and volunteers bring passion and expertise to the lives of 100,000 autistic people every year.
Contact: John Springate - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mile End Wall Charity
The Mile End Climbing Wall is maintained by the registered charity 'DEVELOPMENT through CHALLENGE' - promoting personal development through challenging physical activity, especially to youong people. The wall offers opportunities for youth groups, vulnerable young people, groups with special educational needs, and more.
Contact: Sheridan Bridal - email@example.com
KIDS are a national charity, founded 49 years ago, providing a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families. They support children with any disability from birth to 25 years of age. They offer our support to the whole family with the aim of giving disabled children a brighter future.
Contact: Yunus Bham - firstname.lastname@example.org
National Literacy Trust
NLT are an independent charity dedicated to giving disadvantaged children the literacy skills they need to succeed. They work to improve the reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in the UK's poorest communities, where one in three people have literacy problems. Because low literacy is intergenerational, they focus thier work on families, young people and children.~
Contact: Brodie Innes - email@example.com
Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their family and friends, following the ideas about cancer care originally laid out by Maggie Keswick Jencks. Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres are places with professional staff on hand to offer the support people need.
Contact: Kealey Chapman - firstname.lastname@example.org
Orchid Cancer Charity
Orchid is the UK’s leading charity working on behalf of anyone affected by or interested in male cancer – prostate, testicular and penile cancer. Established in 1996 by testicular cancer patient, Colin Osborne MBE and the oncologist who saved his life, Professor Tim Oliver, Orchid exists to save men’s lives from male cancer through a range of support services, education and awareness campaigns and a pioneering research programme.
Contact: Tina Williams - email@example.com
Richard House Children's Hospice
Richard House Children's Hospice, based in East London, provides palliative care to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions across London. The hospice Richard House Children’s Hospice cares for children and supports the whole family, from residential clinical care, to music therapy to enable a child with sensory needs to communicate through sound, to end of life care with pre and post bereavement support for all the family.
Contact: Wendy Legeno-Bell - firstname.lastname@example.org
Rays of Sunshine
Rays of Sunshine is a UK registered charity that grants wishes to children, aged three to 18 years old, living with serious or life-limiting illnesses. They believe that every child deserves to experience happiness and put their illness on hold – even if it is just for one day. Their vision is to make wishes come true and turn them in to happy memories.
Contact: Joanne Benisty - email@example.com
Ricoh - Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer’s Research UK is the UK’s leading dementia research charity, dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Backed by thier passionate scientists and supporters, they’re challenging the way people think about dementia, uniting the big thinkers in the field and funding the innovative science that will deliver a cure.
Contact: James Knox - James.Knox@ricoh.co.uk
Street League are a UK youth sports charity who support unemployed 16-24-year-olds to move into employment using the power of sport. They use football and other sports to engage with young people, as well as teach them the key life and work skills they need to move into sustainable employment. Their award-winning programmes operate in 14 cities and 38 local communities in England and Scotland.
Contact: Robyn McAllister - firstname.lastname@example.org
Blind Veterans support anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss. They help blind ex-Service men and women lead independent and fulfilling lives by supporting them with in-depth expertise, experience and full range of services. They give veterans much-needed support to adjust to sight loss, overcome the challenges of blindness and enjoy daily life.
Contact: Jessica Nickless - email@example.com
St Joseph's Hospice
St Joseph’s Hospice supports people in East and North East London with serious, life-limiting conditions. They help local people, supporting their choices and making sure they get the help they need, whether that’s spending time at the hospice or being supported at home. They also offer a wide range of services to families and carers to help at this difficult time.
Contact: Anna J Lee - firstname.lastname@example.org
Princess Alice Hospice
Many people think that hospices are all about dying. Princess Alice Hospice disagree. They believe that end of life care is about helping people live every moment to the full in comfort and dignity. It’s about creating a space whether in their Hospice or at home where families can enjoy special moments and create precious memories together.
Contact: Kerry Brown - email@example.com