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.

The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
The Queen Alexandra Hospital Home
Abseiling 320 feet Abseiling
Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK UK
| Sign up for £50
Only 40 places available! Sign up & join Rugby World Cup winner Ben Kay for this abseil. The person who raises the most sponsorship will get to abseil alongside him!!
Open challenge
Open challenge
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+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
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+.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Britain's most beautiful city run takes in the capital’s famous landmarks on closed roads and 4 of London’s 8 Royal Parks. Age 17+.

Isle of Wight Challenge 2015

Walk, jog or run around the coastal paths of the Isle of Wight - NSPCC are looking for intrepid trekkers to join the fight for every childhood. 106km, 54km or 32km. Have you got what it takes?

Norfolk Coastal Challenge

The Norfolk Coastal Challenge takes place from 24-26 April 2015 and you can sign up today to walk through lovely nature reserves with stunning coastal views in the East of England.

Thames Path Challenge 25km - walk

A unique endurance challenge along the Thames Path Trail. Start training, pick your charity and set your watch! 100km, 50km, 25km & Team Relay options.

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 10K

*ENTER BY 6 MAY* Starting & finishing at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Hub at Dynamic Earth this beautiful scenic route takes you around Holyrood Park with views of Edinburgh Castle. Age 15+.

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Arthritis Research UK

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