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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Scope
Scope
Abseiling 80 miles Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
Calling all daredevils, Scope is offering you the opportunity to take on the ArcelorMittal Orbit as seen on BBC1’s Apprentice! Age 18+.
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?
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+.
St Mungo's Broadway
St Mungo's Broadway
Abseiling 240 feet Abseiling
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London, Greater London, UK UK
| Sign up for £20
Abseil off the tallest sculpture in the UK located on the Olympic Park with iconic views. Take in a totally new perspective of London whilst abseiling from the 240ft platform. Age 16+.
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.
Action on Hearing Loss
Action on Hearing Loss
Abseiling 85 metres Abseiling
Belfast, NI - County Antrim, UK UK
| Sign up for £40
Looking for an adrenaline packed day guaranteed to challenge you and push you to your limits? Then this is the event for you!
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!!
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Tower Powerhouses 5km Family Challenge

New, fun-filled family challenge event following clues around the City of London. Finish on the moat lawn with a free picnic lunch. Free entry into the Tower of London.

The Three Peaks Challenge

Climbing the 3 highest peaks in the Home Nations, Scotland, England and Wales. Tackling Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon and doing it in the space of 24 hrs.

Women's Running Magazine 10K Race Series London

Wide, well-surfaced roads & paths will be on offer & we’ll be needing them as we are expecting over 1000 runners on the day! Age 16+.

TrekFest The Beacons 13 miles

Choose a charity, choose a location, choose a distance! A great trekking challenge for all levels of trekkers! Come and be part of something special...

NSPCC Tour of Mercia

New for 2015, this ultimate pro-rider experience will leave you feeling like Bradley Wiggins.

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