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The Descent of the Shard

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Bill Roberts

I am Chairman of the award-winning Welsh gold jewellery brand, Clogau, and world-class health and safety solutions company, Safety Media. The...

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The Outward Bound Trust

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I am Chairman of the award-winning Welsh gold jewellery brand, Clogau, and world-class health and safety solutions company, Safety Media. The Descent of the Shard is a personal challenge that particularly caught my attention as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something really extraordinary while raising money for some inspiring charities. I hope that you will join in my enthusiasm and help towards raising my £25,000 target - thank you.

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The Descent of Shard - by invitation only

Soaring to 310m above the ground, The Shard is the tallest building in Western Europe, justly celebrated for its elegant architecture and elevation that delivers the most commanding views of London.

Before this extraordinary building opens to the public in early 2013, a small group of people are being given the unique opportunity to abseil from the pinnacle of The Shard in aid of charity. They will be trained by The Outward Bound Trust, supported by the Royal Marines, and guaranteed an exhilarating and utterly memorable experience.

Together, this small group of people will raise a landmark sum for two charities dedicated to helping those facing personal and physical challenges: The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

Event date

03-September-2012 00:00  - 
03-September-2012 00:00

Event type

The descent of the Shard

Event is completed


well we all know you were mad!! Well done and for a great cause as well
Donation by Tim
on 20-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Bill.I hope all is well and apologies for late donation.I trust you descended with style and congratulations on the amount raised,kind regards Jonathan Rice
Donation by Anonymous
on 17-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Well Done Spiderman! All the best Mike
Donation by Mike Howarth
on 12-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
I only wish I was younger - to a) absail down the shard & b) go to an Outward Bound School - again . Well done Bill . Nect time go the entire way :-)
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-09-2012
£0.00 gift aid
We understand that a psychiatrist should only be consulted out of boredom, so we guess you arn't bored yet! What's next? Ski-boarding down Everest perhaps?
Donation by H & G
on 10-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Well done Bill, Just watching it made me dizzy
Donation by Dawn
on 07-09-2012
£2.50 gift aid
I trust you did not land with a thump Bill!! Well done and can I say how nice to receive a request which was not part of a 100 email round robin!!
Donation by Justin Maxwell Stuart
on 04-09-2012
£10.00 gift aid
Well done Bill - Whats next?
Donation by Chris Wheatcroft
on 04-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Hope you have survived Godfather, perhaps an abseil down the Castle could be your next challenge so long as LA open for business below!!
Donation by Stephen Lewis
on 03-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Am in awe, well done Bill, The Roo`s
Donation by am roobottom
on 03-09-2012
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £5,433.50
Offline Donations: £20,650.00
Total Raised: £26,083.50
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £27,205.62

Donations closed

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