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Louise's Descent of The Shard

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Louise Makin

“I don’t “do” heights!” was my first thought on being invited to abseil from the pinnacle of The Shard in aid of The Outward Bound Trust. However,...

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“I don’t “do” heights!” was my first thought on being invited to abseil from the pinnacle of The Shard in aid of The Outward Bound Trust. However, courage came from knowing how much the Trust makes a difference to the lives of young people, so I ignored my fear and said yes.

The Trust is an educational charity and the UK’s leading provider of bursary-assisted outdoor learning. I became a Trustee last year and have seen how the Trust can change lives.

The money raised from this event will go towards two aims. First and foremost, to endow bursaries for young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to attend an Outward Bound course, including children from the Southwark community which neighbours The Shard. Second, to support completion of the major redevelopment of the Trust’s Aberdovey centre in North Wales, from which the first Outward Bound course took place in 1941.

Please help me support the Trust’s work by sponsoring me to undertake this extraordinary abseil.

Event details

The Descent of Shard

At almost 310m high, The Shard is Europe’s tallest building. Before it opens to the public in early 2013, on 3rd September 2012 a small group of people are being given the unique opportunity to abseil from the pinnacle of The Shard in aid of charity. We will be trained by the Outward Bound Trust, supported by the Royal Marines, and guaranteed an exhilarating (terrifying?) and memorable experience.

I want to make the most of this experience by raising £50,000 for The Outward Bound Trust. I hope you agree that the work of this charity is worth supporting generously and invite you to sponsor me.

Event date

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

Event type

UK challenge

Event is completed


The Shard 32 London Bridge Street,


well done
Donation by Anthony
on 11-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Well done - what a fantastic achievement
Donation by Gerry McAnally
on 07-09-2012
£6.25 gift aid
On top of it (pun intended), it was nice day to have a little stroll at the top of London. Well done for a good cause.
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-09-2012
£0.00 gift aid
That's the way to go! Congratulations.
Donation by A. Collier
on 03-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck Louise!
Donation by Richard Mason
on 02-09-2012
£37.50 gift aid
Best of British Louise! Hope you all raise a massive amount for a great cause. Just don't look down! Love Sheila and David
Donation by Sheila and David Wolfendale
on 01-09-2012
£10.00 gift aid
We admire your courage and your generosity. Best wishes & enjoy
Donation by Anonymous
on 31-08-2012
£0.00 gift aid
I might even get off my train at LBG to watch! I envy you ever so slightly and applaud you loudly. You'll be higher than the Shard afterwards.
Donation by Malcolm
on 31-08-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Best of Luck - hope for a day of light cloud and a very light breeze!
Donation by Vivienne
on 30-08-2012
£5.00 gift aid
Good luck!
Donation by Alex MacKinnon
on 29-08-2012
£6.25 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £3,150.00
Offline Donations: £27,075.00
Total Raised: £30,225.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £30,862.50

Donations closed

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