Thursday, 29 December 2011

High Wire Act

[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="250" caption="Tall!"]Guy's Tower[/caption]

On 24th September 2011, Publisher Account
Manager James McGuirk took it upon himself to
descend nearly 500ft of skyscraper in aid of a
children’s charity.

For some unknown reason I agreed to
abseil down Guys Hospital Tower for a great charity called Echo, which supports children with heart difficulties.

In case you’re not familiar with Guys Hospital, it’s next to London Bridge Station, and is an impressively sized building – rather James than us! The tower he was dangling from is a massive 469ft high, and is the tallest hospital in the world. In fact, it’s one of the tallest buildings in London, beating the London Eye which is a mere 443ft – although, as James notes, abseiling down that one could be an issue.

James has already smashed his fundraising target of £250 [£305 when this post was first published], and you can still donate to this fantastic cause at  James' Just Giving page. To find out more about the great work that Echo does for children with heart conditions visit their website.

1 comment:

  1. That looks quite a challenge James. I hope you enjoyed your experience.