Lord Mayor set to abseil 289ft down iconic London building

Lord Mayor set to abseil 289ft down iconic London building

The Lord Mayor is gearing up for his first post-Covid challenge, where City-based dare devils will be joining him to abseil down an iconic London building to raise money for The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Nicholas Lyons, will abseil 289ft down The Lloyd’s Building, located in Lime Street on Tuesday 4 July.

The event is expected to raise around £100,000, and will be used to help three charity partners; National Numeracy, MQ Mental Health Research and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

The event’s organisers are inviting City businesses and highflying individuals to help raise money while taking on this challenge.

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A previous Abseil Challenge participant and member of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal Fundraising Board, John McClean OBE, said: “Come and join on us on 4 July to see the beautiful skyline of the City of London as you abseil down the iconic Lloyd’s Building. This year, our Lord Mayor, Alderman Nicholas Lyons will be donning his harness and rising to the abseil challenge and looks forward to many of you joining him on the first post-Covid challenge.”

news londonHe adds: “If you are daunted by heights, you should not be put off as the abseil team are professionals who will take you through all the safety procedures, so that your abseil is an exhilarating experience whilst taking in the sights of the City and of course raising money for the Appeal.”

While the challenge requires no previous experience, it is only open to those over the age of 18 and who are relatively fit and healthy.

The event will be equipped with a team of abseiling professionals to show participants the ropes. The registration fee is £35 with a minimum sponsorship of £1000.

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