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Steel City Abseil

Girl abseiling in skeleton fancy dress

A thrilling 120ft fancy-dress abseil down the Owen Building: a Sheffield landmark, decorated with the poetry of Sir Andrew Motion.

Enjoy this fantastic and unique opportunity to abseil 120 feet down this 'steel city' landmark - and past the words of Motion's poem, What if?

Even better, take on the challenge in fancy dress. In the past we've had skeletons, vampires, superheroes, bananas, minions, nurses, James Bond, dinosaurs, monsters, Where's Wally?, and more.

So start thinking now: what will you wear?

What's it like?

From the roof of the building, daredevils can enjoy fantastic views over the city centre. You will be safely harnessed in by a professional abseil team - before stepping over the edge to begin your challenge.

What extras do you get?

Sign up for the Steel City Abseil and you wil receive:

  • a comprehensive fundraising pack
  • an online sponsorship page set up for you
  • ongoing sponsorship support from our expert fundraisers
  • a photo and certificate to commemorate your achievement
  • the chance to buy professional photographs of you in action.

Sign up online

More Information

Date:30 October 2016

First abseil: 9am

Last abseil: 4.30pm

Registration fee: £10

Sponsorship target: £100

Experience: No previous experience necessary; all training given on the day

Fancy dress: Positively encouraged!

Spectators: There is lots of viewing space for fundraisers' friends and family, who will be able to take photographs of the event.

Address:Owen Building, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield S1 1WB

Contact:Helen Whale

Telephone:07843 218 080

Email:HWhale@redcross.org.uk

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    Steel City Abseil
    A thrilling 120ft fancy-dress abseil down the Owen Building: a Sheffield landmark, decorated with Andrew Motion poetry.
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