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+.

Great Yorkshire Run

A great city centre 10km suitable for runners of all abilities (age 15+) with live music! Includes 1.5k mini run (age 3-8) & 2.5k junior run (age 9-16).

Edinburgh Marathon Festival Half Marathon

*ENTER BY 6 MAY* The half marathon course follows the route of the marathon course and is fast and flat so great if it's your first half marathon or you're looking for a personal best. Age 17+.

Cambridge 100

A circular 100m bike ride through Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire & towards the Norfolk coast + refreshments. Only £24 to enter & raise what you can for the Prostate Cancer Research Centre.

BUPA London 10000

A great race starting and finishing in The Mall and following a clockwise route around the City of Westminster and the City of London. Age 16+.

Great Manchester Swim

Set yourself the goal of the Great Manchester Swim - a unique urban swimming challenge in the heart of the city’s regenerated waterfront. Age 16+.

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Cure Leukaemia

Supporting the treatment of children with leukaemia - the most common form of childhood cancer.

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