Charity abseils and zip slides

Charity abseils and zip slides

As well as being profoundly exhilarating, launching yourself off a cliff on a charity abseil is an effective way of getting people's attention and raising funds. Elaine Aronson, timeoutdoors' Challenges Editor, outlines the appeal.

Abseiling is thrilling, terrifying, adrenaline-fuelled - and an unforgettable experience. And what better way to make sure you don’t chicken out at the top than the promise of a healthy pile of donations waiting for you at the bottom? The opportunity to raise money for a charity of your choice can often provide you with a level of inner strength you never knew you had.

CONQUER YOUR FEARS
Whereas other charity challenges will provide the platform for you to improve your health and fitness, perhaps the best side-effect of taking part in a charity abseil is the opportunity to face and conquer your fears. Of course, if those fears don’t exist, then it’s simply an epic adventure anyway.

It’s simply a case of choosing your platform and taking the plunge. You can launch from a bridge, building or cliff-face. Obviously, safety is of paramount importance and on any of the abseils listed below you will be supervised by experienced instructors for the entire duration of the event.

An abseil or zip slide for charity is challenging, rewarding and sure to grab the attention of many. Take a look through the abseils below and click for details of the challenge and charity/charities. You can enter a few basic details to be instantly emailed further information.

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2 hours Zip lining
Penrhyn Quarry, Bethesda, Bangor, Wales - Gwynedd, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
'The Nearest Thing to Flying'! An adrenalin fuelled attraction in the most dramatic of settings – Penrhyn Quarry, nestled in the mountains of Snowdonia, North Wales. Age 7+.
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1 days Bungee jumping
UK wide, UK UK
| Sign up for £30
Get well out of your comfort zone & do something completely different with a bungee jump operated by the market leaders in the UK for bungee jumping. UK wide & many dates available. Age 14+.
Arthritis Research UK
Arthritis Research UK
Abseiling 320 feet Abseiling
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
This thrilling challenge will see you take in spectacular views out to sea as you descend 320ft down the iconic Spinnaker Tower, to raise vital funds for research into arthritis.
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
St Mungo's Broadway
St Mungo's Broadway
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £30
St. Mungo's Broadway is offering this unique opportunity to abseil down the University of London's Senate House Library which housed the Ministry of Information during World War II. Age 16+.
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
Meningitis Research Foundation
Meningitis Research Foundation
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
Edinburgh, Scotland - Lothian, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
This unique challenge allows you to abseil from the iconic Forth Rail Bridge – Scotland’s Best Loved Landmark. It’s a 165ft drop with a soft landing on the sandy beach below. It's fab!
London's Air Ambulance
London's Air Ambulance
Abseiling 1 days Abseiling
London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £35
Fearless fundraisers needed to go over the edge and launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe!
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Abseiling 320 metres Abseiling
Newport, Wales - Gwent, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
Newport Transporter Bridge offers one of the largest temporary zip slides in the country. Participants launch themselves from a point 50m high on the bridge, before sliding 320m into Coronation Park.
CLIC Sargent
CLIC Sargent
Abseiling 80 metres Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
Join Team CLIC Sargent and see London in a new light as you make the 80 metre descent, taking in views up to 20 miles across London's iconic skyline.
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