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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Pancreatic Cancer Action's annual challenge walk at the beautiful Virginia Water in the South of England. A family friendly walk through the picturesque Savill Gardens.
Take the plunge and join Team Macmillan for our very own 5km cold-water sponsored swim at Tooting Bec Lido in London. (Age 18+).
The world's largest & most iconic triathlon. 4 distances: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic & Olympic Plus. Individual/team. Age 17+. (Youth triathlon age 15/16).
This event will be the 11th Demelza Run, running around the beautiful grounds of Leeds Castle. There is a 10K or 5K route available, so no matter your ability you are guaranteed a brilliant day!
Join 400 walkers for our annual London Poppy Walk – where participants search for clues en route and test their knowledge of London.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but the BHF is leading the fight against it.
Information for charities about promoting challenge events on timeoutdoors.