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The Descent of the Shard

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Ffion Hague

I am Deputy Chairman of The Outward Bound Trust and have been a trustee since 2002.I will be leaving the board in December 2012 at the end of...

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I am Deputy Chairman of The Outward Bound Trust and have been a trustee since 2002.I will be leaving the board in December 2012 at the end of my ten year term and I really want to do something to help secure the Trust for the future before I go. I will abseil from the top of the Shard down to floor 28. I'm planning to donate the last 8 floors (we can't go lower than floor 20 without abseiling through the roof of London Bridge Station) to Chloe, a 16 year old who lives and goes to school in Southwark. Chloe went on an Outward Bound course at Aberdyfi four years ago and is much braver than me! It's my pleasure to involve her in our big adventure and here's a picture of the two of us training.

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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

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The descent of the Shard

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Llongyfarchiade mawr i ti Ffion ! Parch !!
Donation by Catrin , Rob a Rosa
on 19-09-2012
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations,a brilliant achievement.
Donation by Judith Mayhew Jonas
on 17-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Well done Ffion , It was very brave to climb out of a window several hundred feet up , I would have a problem just looking out of the window !!! Once got stuck up a tree during Naval Training and had to be rescued :-)
Donation by Dave and wendy
on 16-09-2012
£0.00 gift aid
LLongyfarchiadau mawr - llawn edmygedd ohonot! LLinos a theulu Felinheli xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 11-09-2012
£5.00 gift aid
Respect! Was the lift not working?
Donation by Marcia Howard
on 10-09-2012
£5.00 gift aid
Well done - I am so impressed with your descent! An inspiration to others.... love Mary x
Donation by Mary Macleod
on 09-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Congratulations. Apologise for delay but i have been on holiday
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-09-2012
£125.00 gift aid
Brilliant effort Ffion but there are easier ways to get into London Bridge station!
Donation by John Shanley
on 06-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Ffion, wn i ddim beth yw abseil yn Gymraeg! Ond beth bynnag ydyw mi rwyt wedi cyflawni camp anhygoel! Llongyfarchiadau! Rhian XX
Donation by Anonymous
on 06-09-2012
£6.25 gift aid
Well done - I understand it was slippery and I certainly couldn't have done it! Ardderchog!
Donation by John x
on 06-09-2012
£250.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £9,094.00
Offline Donations: £119,740.00
Total Raised: £128,834.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £131,070.00

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