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Climb the BT Tower or abseil down Royal London Hospital for charity

Posted at 4:00 pm, September 16, 2013 in Fun London

BT Tower Freedom From Torture © Scott Wishart / Time Out

Going up…

Got a head for heights? The following charity challenges might be for you. The first is the extremely rare chance to go to the top of the BT Tower – if you’re prepared to climb up all 843 stairs to the 34th floor, that is. Action on Hearing Loss is asking people to sign up for the climb to raise funds to help support people with hearing loss and tinnitus. Registration is now open. Individual registration is £25, and for teams there is a special team registration fee of £100 (for a team of five people). The charity is asking all climbers to pledge to raise £200 (its fundraising team will help you).

You can register at actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Going down…

Royal London Hospital. Photo: Ann Gav, Flickr. http://flic.kr/p/e7YD5f

Photo: Ann Gav, Flickr.

For those of a more daredevil persuasion, there is a chance to raise money for charity by abseiling down the side of the new 17-story high Royal London Hospital building in Whitechapel on September 26 and 27. The charity in question is London’s Air Ambulance – the people who run the big red helicopter on the roof of the building you might end up climbing down (it also has plans to expand the service with a helicopter platform on the roof of King’s College Hospital in Denmark Hill). There’s a £35 entrance fee and you need to raise at least £300.

You can register at londonsairambulance.co.uk

So take your pick – and enjoy the view!

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