27 April

Join The Lord Mayor to abseil down the Lloyd’s Building for charity

This summer City-based dare devils will join The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Nicholas Lyons to abseil 230ft down The Lloyd’s Building to raise vital funds for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Taking place on Tuesday 4th July, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil challenge will return to one of the City’s most famous landmarks, inviting City businesses and highflying individuals to fundraise while seeing London from a brand-new perspective.  

Having previously been undertaken by previous Lord Mayors of the City of London including Alderman Dr Andrew Parmley and Alderman Vincent Keaveny, Lawson Muncaster, Managing Director and Co-Founder of City A.M, Kathryn McDowell, Managing Director of the London Symphony Orchestra and John McLean OBE, Chair Carers Trust, Chair IoD City of London and Independent Chair – those who descend the 230ft to complete the Abseil Challenge will be in good company.   

Previous Abseil Challenge participant and member of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Fundraising Board John McLean OBE says;

“Come and join on us on 4th July to see the beautiful skyline of the City of London as you abseil down the iconic Lloyd's Building. Until 2019, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal organised the annual abseil which included the Cheesegrater, 22 Bishopsgate and Barclays Head Office at Canary Wharf, where the respective Lord Mayors and Sheriffs stepped into space to lead the abseil appeal. This year, our Lord Mayor, Alderman Nicholas Lyons will be donning his harness and rising to the abseil challenge and looks forward to many of you joining him on the first post-Covid challenge. 

“If you are daunted by heights, you should not be put off as the abseil team are professionals who will take you through all the safety procedures, so that your abseil is an exhilarating experience whilst taking in the sights of the City and of course raising money for the Appeal. As you can see, I have joined many of the recent Mayoral teams and on every occasion, we have shared laughter, trepidation and the euphoria of success in taking the challenge together. Is it your turn this year?” 

The annual event will return for the first time this year after the pandemic and is held in aid of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Expected to raise around £100,000, it will be used to support the work of its three charity partners National Numeracy, MQ Mental Health Research and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Aiming to create a Better City for All that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair, The Appeal’s thought leadership initiatives Power of Inclusion, This is Me, We Can Be and City Giving Day offer learning, development and engagement opportunities for employees across the Square Mile. 

Open to anyone who is over 18 and reasonably fit and healthy, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge requires no previous experience, with a team of abseiling experts on hand to show participants the ropes. The registration fee is £35 with a minimum sponsorship of £1000. 

To take part in The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge please email events@thelordmayorsappeal.org

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