10 July

City dare devils join The Lord Mayor for our 2023 Abseil Challenge

City-based dare devils joined The Lord Mayor last Tuesday to The Lloyd’s Building to raise vital funds for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Following a break post COVID, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge returned bigger and better taking on one of the City’s most famous landmarks.

Notable names to don the harness and abseil 289ft this year included City AM Managing Director Lawson Muncaster and Lord Karan Bilimoria, who descended with The Lord Mayor alongside his son Olivier Lyons and daughter India White-Spunner cheered on from the side lines by the Lady Mayoress, Felicity Lyons.

Taking part between 9am and 4.30pm and managed by MTS Abseil, a total of 65 participants took part in The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Abseil Challenge aiming to raise of a total of between £50,000 - £60,000 for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal. Starting on the roof of the Lloyd’s of London Building on level 12 to ground level, participants descend approximately 230ft with a minimum sponsorship of £500 per person. Getting into the dare devil spirit, some abseilers donned superhero costumes causing a stir on the Square Mile as people gathered to watch 'Wonder Woman' and 'Captain America' descend. 

The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Nicholas Lyons said:

“It was an incredible experience to see the beautiful skyline of the City of London while descending the iconic Lloyd's Building and even better to be doing it in the company of representatives from across The City. A big thank you to the abseil team who kept us all safe and to everyone who took part. Funds raised from the Abseil Challenge will be used to support the brilliant work of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s three charity partners National Numeracy, MQ Mental Health Research and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; as well as helping us in our aim to create a Better City for All that is Inclusive, Healthy, Skilled and Fair.”  

To register interest in next year’s abseil challenge please email events@thelordmayorsappeal.org

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