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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
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
All for a great cause, I am sure it won't be a leap of faith - it is all in the planning!
Donation by Muzzy
on 17-08-2012
£37.50 gift aid
Donation by Anonymous
on 13-08-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Good Luck!
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-07-2012
£62.50 gift aid
Louise - what you are doing is amazing, I certainly couldn't do it! Enjoy the experience - once you are on the way down! Sue B
Donation by Anonymous
on 27-07-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Great cause. I hope you'll have the Mission Impossible theme tune in your head as you go!
Donation by Jeff C
on 23-07-2012
£15.00 gift aid
Don't look down! John & Dr Heidi Towers
Donation by John & Hedi Towers
on 20-07-2012
£12.50 gift aid
very brave...i couldnt do it..good luck!
Donation by colin blackbourn
on 19-07-2012
£125.00 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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