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.

Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
Birmingham St Mary's Hospice
1 days Bungee jumping
Highbury Hall, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK UK
| Sign up for free
Do you dare to bungee for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice?
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.
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+.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Abseiling 190 feet Abseiling
Bristol, Avon, UK UK
| Sign up for £39
A challenge to remember and be proud of! You will be properly equipped, briefed and trained in how to abseil safely to the bottom of the gorge.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Demelza Hospice Care for Children
Abseiling 262 feet Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £25
The ArcelorMitall Orbit, designed by world-renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, stands at a mighty 262ft towering over the city. It is the highest freefall abseil in the UK!
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
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.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Abseiling 280 metres Abseiling
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £45
This slide starts 40m up, from the roof of BALTIC, and travels 280m diagonally across the River Tyne before finishing on the Newcastle quayside.
Open challenge
Open challenge
Abseiling 280 metres Abseiling
Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, UK UK
| Sign up for £45
This slide starts 40m up, from the roof of BALTIC, and travels 280m diagonally across the River Tyne before finishing on the Newcastle quayside.

Orbit Abseil

The ArcelorMitall Orbit, designed by world-renowned sculptor Sir Anish Kapoor, stands at a mighty 262ft towering over the city. It is the highest freefall abseil in the UK!

Chasing the Sun

A chance to pit yourself against the spectacular landscapes of the Lake District National Park by bike, kayak and on foot!

Warrior Run 14km

Take on the South Coast’s toughest run! Choose from a 7km, 14km or 21km course, with over 30 obstacles per 7km lap. Age 18+.

Great Strides 65 North

Join us for this team challenge - a 65km (40 mile) walk in and around Manchester.

Three Peaks Challenge

Take on the exhilarating challenge of climbing the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England & Wales in just 36 hours. An unforgettable endurance experience.

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