London's Air Ambulance

Helipad Abseil 2020

We will need a team of fearless fundraisers to launch themselves from the highest rooftop helipad in Europe. Join the London's Air Ambulance abseil team and descend The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel from 17 floors up. The free hang aspect (no body contact with the wall!) only adds to the sense of exhilaration as you experience the East London skyline from a whole new angle.

How to register

To join our abseil team all you need to do is click above or below and complete the online registration form. You will be asked to pay a £40 registration fee and pledge to raise a minimum of £300 by 4 weeks after the event. 

Our fundraising team will be there to support you every step of the way. All our participants receive the following as part of their commitment to fundraise for London's Air Ambulance Charity:

 Fundraising pack full of hints and tips to help smash your target

  • A dedicated support team, providing tailored advice and guidance
  • Photographs of the day captured and circulated after the event

No previous experience required to take part. All participants will be provided with appropriate safety equipment and a full safety briefing will take place before you make the descent. All participants must be at least 18 years of age to take part in the abseil. 

This event will be run in accordance with the latest Government social distancing guidelines.

Places for the 12th/13th September have sold out. If you would like to join the waiting list please contact [email protected] 

Who can take part

When you register you will be asked to select the day you would like to take part and your preference of morning or afternoon (subject to availability). We will confirm your allocated time slot no later than 4 weeks ahead of the event.

If you are taking part with friends and would like to be in the same slot you must all select the same day and time preference and drop us a line on the email below confirming who you would like to take part with.

If you have any questions about what is involved in taking part in the abseil or have any pre-existing medical conditions you would like to discuss please contact Sophie Allen [email protected] / 020 3023 3303.

Event Information

Date 10th - 11th September 2020
Location The Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel
Registration fee £40
Fundraising target £300

Alternative options

Registration closes in

FAQ's

How are you adapting the event to allow for social distancing?

The safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is of the utmost importance to us. We will be following the Government social distancing guidelines and working with our event partners to take steps to ensure guidelines are followed throughout the event. As the event is made up of small groups of participants arriving at staggered intervals throughout each of the 4 days we are able to manage distancing between participants, staff and volunteers accordingly. We are adapting our plans to be as safe as possible for all involved and will send all participants full details of how the day will run closer to the event date to make sure we are providing the most up to date information.

How much is the registration fee?

£40

What is the minimum sponsorship?

£300

Who can take part?

You must be 18 years old and over. You will be asked to sign a waiver that declares you have no medical conditions that would prevent you from taking part. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions please contact the Events Team to discuss.

Can I take part as a team?

If you are taking part with friends/colleagues and would like to be in the same slot you must all select the same day and time preference and drop us a line on the email below confirming who you would like to take part with.

How do I register?

You can register by clicking the Join the team button on this page.

What website should I use to set up an online giving page?

We have our own fundraising pages, you will be able to set up your page when you register or you can create an account to set your page up after you have registered.

Do I get a London's Air Ambulance Charity top to wear on the day?

We don’t provide tops as you need to wear something warm and comfortable to enjoy the abseil.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing for the abseil such as trousers, a coat and sensible shoes. Please be aware that there may be some waiting time once up on the 17th floor so please dress accordingly for the weather. Long hair will be need to be tied back. You will be provided with the correct PPE for your abseil which will include: harness, helmet and inner & outer gloves.

Can my family and friends come to watch?

Yes! There will be a viewing area on Milward Street to watch your descent from the 17th floor.

How can I get my workplace to support me?

There are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas: - there are loads of ways your work can support your fundraising, here are a few ideas:

  1. Match funding- some workplaces offer match funding where they match up to a certain amount of what you raise for example if you raise £500 they will match it and give you £500 making your fundraising total £1,000
  2. Add your online giving page to your work email signature
  3. Hold a bake sale, lunchtime activity or after work quiz
  4. Guess your finish time- £2 to guess a time, winner wins a prize or a % of the money from the game or a prize that has been donated to you.

What happens if I don’t hit my target by the deadline date?

We will be in regular contact between the time you register and the event date. Fundraising deadlines are usually 4 weeks after the date of the event. We will confirm when you register what the deadline is. If at anytime you are concerned about your fundraising progress we ask that you contact us so we can help. If you are not able to reach the target by the deadline set we will work together with you to extend your deadline and support further fundraising activity to help.

Does the registration fee contribute towards my fundraising?

Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included in your fundraising target.

What happens if I get injured or am no longer able to take part in the event?

If you are no longer able to take part please email [email protected] if you have one of our charity places, we may be able to defer your place to the following year depending on the event. Please contact us as soon as possible so we can discuss what we can do to help.

If I have a question, what is the best contact details for the Events Team?

We know how much personal effort goes into arranging or taking part in a fundraising event, so we want to help you ensure the maximum return for your hard work. Our team is on hand to offer advice and support. Contact our Events team by calling 020 3023 3303 or emailing [email protected]