Age UK Wandsworth Issues Abseil Challenge

Help combat loneliness among the elderly by dropping from a great height

Will you take on the challenge? Picture: Age UK Wandsworth

August 16, 2023

As part of the celebrations for its diamond anniversary, Age UK Wandsworth is issuing a challenge to its supporters to abseil down a London landmark.

On Saturday 29 April, there will be a chance to raise vital funds to help the charity combat loneliness among older people by descending 262 feet down the Arcelor Mittal Orbit at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London.

One volunteer already is the CEO of Age UK Wandsworth, Natalie de Silva, who has agreed to take on the challenge in return for a doughnut, if she reaches the bottom.

Anyone else wishing to take part can do so if they pledge a minimum £250 in fundraising plus cover a non-refundable £65 entry fee.

You can find out further details by scanning the QR Code below.

The abseil offers breath-taking 20-mile views across London, taking in the capital's landmarks from Big Ben to Wembley Stadium.

As it is in its sixtieth year, the charity has set itself an ambitious fundraising target of £60,000.

Age UK Wandsworth will support you throughout the fundraising process, as well as on the big day. As well as taking on a unique challenge, you will be making a huge difference to the lives of isolated and vulnerable people.

Age UK Wandsworth is a local, independent charity, operating solely in our community which isn’t governed or funded by Age UK the national charity, or Wandsworth Council. This means it depends on the support of local people.


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