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Spring into 2021 by signing up for an abseil

Monday 14 December 2020

There are limited spaces left for our Spinnaker Tower Abseil on Sunday 18 April 2021.

Ben Taylor abseilSo, if you want to enjoy breath-taking views over Portsmouth Harbour from 100 metres up and take on a charity challenge this spring, now is your chance! You could be raising vital funds to support local hospice care, just like Ben did in September.

Despite his fear of heights, Ben Taylor (pictured) from Worthing signed up to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower in memory of his grandad, who was cared for by St Barnabas.

“My grandad, Roy, was cared for by St Barnabas, and I wanted to do something in his memory,” explains Ben. “When he passed away at the hospice, the team there were all amazing. They are such a lovely group of people and they treated him so well.

“This challenge was tough for me as I’m really scared of heights. But when I got the top of the Spinnaker Tower, the team were great – they talked me through it and made it enjoyable. Doing this challenge meant I could give something back, to say thank you to St Barnabas for the care they gave my grandad.”

STB Abseils (23)The abseil will see adrenaline seekers enjoying breath-taking views over Portsmouth Harbour and the Solent, as they take on a 100-metre descent down the iconic Emirates Spinnaker Tower. Standing at 170 metres tall, this national icon is taller than Blackpool Tower and the London Eye.

It costs £45 to register (minimum age 14), with a minimum sponsorship of £250. But hurry, there are only a few places available. Registration closes on 2 April 2021.

For the chance to be one of a limited number of people abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower, click here.