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Abseil down the tallest sculpture in the UK to help our heroes in green

London Ambulance Charity is looking for thrill seekers brave enough to abseil nearly 300ft from the top of an iconic London landmark to raise funds for vital equipment and facilities to support staff and volunteers.

Image of ArcelorMittal Orbit

Image: “The ArcelorMittal Orbit tower, London”, by Gary Campbell-Hall, licensed under CC BY 2.0

The country’s busiest ambulance service is asking people to undertake the country’s highest freefall abseil from the ArcelorMittal Orbit sculpture in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

There are only 70 places available for the event on Sunday 12 March in support of the London Ambulance Charity, so those interested should register quickly to secure a place at this unique opportunity to enjoy spectacular views across London while supporting the welfare of LAS staff and volunteers.

Jess Burgess, Head of London Ambulance Charity, said: “We are delighted to have such an incredible opportunity to host this exciting event. With your help, we are able to invest in equipment, and support wellbeing initiatives for staff and volunteers which helps us provide even better patient care.

“By fundraising for this challenge and pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, you can make a difference and help us save more lives throughout the capital.”

Participants need to be 18 years old or over in order to register for this event.

The registration fee is £10 and London Ambulance Charity encourages participants to set a minimum sponsorship target of £300.

For further information and to receive your registration form please email [email protected].

Made of 35,000 bolts and enough steel to make 265 double-decker buses, the ArcelorMittal Orbit offers extraordinary 20-mile views over Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the London skyline.

With its looping structure, the ArcelorMittal Orbit stands tall as the UK’s tallest sculpture, part of the Olympic legacy that transformed east London.

Learn more about London Ambulance Charity or find out how to take on a fundraising challenge of your own, at

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