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The Descent of The Shard

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Mike Clare

Wow! Today's the day, the weather is perfect and I'm feeling excited and nervous (slightly more nervous than excited). I'm overwhelmed by the...

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The Outward Bound Trust

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Wow! Today's the day, the weather is perfect and I'm feeling excited and nervous (slightly more nervous than excited). I'm overwhelmed by the fantastic generosity of all my sponsors....thank you all so much. As promised, all your donations are match funded (doubled) which means I've reached my target of £25k for Outward Bound. Think how many youngsters dreams that will help make come true.

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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


very very late - so sorry but must be getting old as i dont know where the time goes but every time i have a meeting near the shard i am overwhelmed at your braveness and remember that i must sponsor you. well done you are wonderful ginny x
Donation by ginny
on 29-11-2012
£6.25 gift aid
Donation by Robert and Carolyn Cumming
on 25-09-2012
£62.50 gift aid
I know you didn't run 26.2miles but I bet it felt like you abseiled 26.2miles. Congratulations!! Rather you than me!
Donation by Katherine Elliott
on 19-09-2012
£6.55 gift aid
Well done!!! Would love to hear what it was like?
Donation by Mariann
on 09-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid
Donation by AC Entertainment Technologies
on 06-09-2012
£0.00 gift aid
Well done
Donation by Peter Saville
on 06-09-2012
£0.00 gift aid
Well done! Should have worn your costume, would have woken up the security guards!!
Donation by Jane & Andrew Ingram
on 04-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Just as well it wasn't first thing Sunday morning! The over the edge moment is the worst! Well done!! xx
Donation by Anonymous
on 03-09-2012
£12.50 gift aid
Just to reach your target!!! 2hrs to go!
Donation by Eddy Clare
on 03-09-2012
£23.10 gift aid
Good luck today Mike, hope it goes well. Best wishes Duncan & Emma
Donation by Duncan Cheatle
on 03-09-2012
£25.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £12,151.20
Offline Donations: £15,309.60
Total Raised: £27,460.80
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £30,093.20

Donations closed

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