Owen Poem Abseil for Sheffield Live at Home
6 April 2019
The Owen Building is an iconic feature on the Sheffield skyline. Enjoy stunning views across the city before you bravely make your decent past the words of Andrew Motion’s poem ‘What If?'
Take on this challenge to raise vital funds for our Sheffield Live at Home Scheme, providing support for older people in the local community to reduce loneliness and isolation.
Find out more about our Live at Home services
140ft abseil past the iconic poem 'What If' by Andrew Motion
Perfect for individuals, teams, couples, families, friends and colleagues
A challenge for both beginners and experienced abseilers
Professionally organised abseil, safety briefing, guidance and equipment
Fundraising pack, sponsorship form and fundraising support
Best For Ages t-shirt
Event day support and plenty of cheering!
Before signing up for the Steel City Abseil please read the Terms and Conditions for the event.
Sheffield Hallam University,
Registration fee: £25
Minimum sponsorship: We ask that you pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship.
Before signing up this event please read the terms and conditions
9am-10am: SPACES AVAILABLE
10am-11am: SPACES AVAILABLE
11am-12pm: SPACES AVAILABLE
1pm-2pm: SPACES AVAILABLE
2pm-3pm: SPACES AVAILABLE
3pm-4pm: SPACES AVAILABLE
We ask that you arrive at least 30 minutes before your allocated time slot.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
No experience required
The minimum age to take part in this event is 16 years of age, under 18’s must have a parent or guardian present and they must sign a permission slip on the day of the abseil.
Participants must weigh 130kg / 17 stone or less
All safety equipment is provided - helmets, harnesses, ropes etc
Fully qualified and experienced instructors
By fundraising for Best For Ages, you are helping to connect older people in communities that care. Every penny of your donation will go further to reduce loneliness and isolation across the UK as well as funding award-winning music therapy in our dementia care homes. To learn more about our life-enhancing work, please visit the Your Impact page.
£6 could help us deliver a week's Telebuddies service, providing a regular phone call to check on five isolated older people living alone.
£50 could train a volunteer befriender for an isolated older person.
£180 could fund a Music Therapist for a day, working to reduce anxiety in four 1:1 sessions and one group session.
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