Only 80m freefall…


Lee and I with all our abseil gear on

After a beer over a family meal, I signed Lee and I up to support the charity that Jenni (Lee’s dad’s girlfriend) works for; MCCH. MCCH is a charity that helps to make life easier for those who have learning and mental disabilities easier than it might be otherwise.


We were challenged with raising £100 each, and the money is going towards a brand new service for young people with learning disabilities. Helping them through the transition to adulthood, supporting them to live independently in their own flats after leaving college or home. It is a fantastic cause will help young people have the same opportunities as anyone else.

Unfortunately the day we planned to abseil was unusually windy and we weren’t allowed to do it. Finally today, the sky was blue and the winds were low which meant we headed off the platform, backwards, 80m above ground level.

A little nerve wracking a first but once you let go of your legs, it was easy and the views were fantastic! You could see right over Stratford, across the Olympic Park over to Canary Wharf and the Shard.

As we hadn’t been able to do it the first time around they let us use the go-pro cameras as compensation, here’s a little round up video from the camera that we made this afternoon. The Just Giving page has closed now, however I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who sponsored us, the money is going to a fantastic cause!

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

View of the Olympic Prak

The ArcelorMittal Orbit

The view of the structure inside the ArcelorMittal Orbit

View from the bottom of the red structure

The MCCH Charity poster

View from the base of the ArcelorMittal Orbit

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