Scaling the heights of Tottenham Hotspur to raise funds for lifesaving children’s charity
A team of supporters have taken on the adventure of scaling the height of Tottenham Hotspur’s iconic stadium with The Dare Skywalk and Controlled Drop Abseil, raising over £10,000 for the Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).
The Children’s Air Ambulance is a national service, changing the face of paediatric and neonatal care through the high-speed transfer of critically ill babies and children – flying them from one hospital to another for specialist care.
The group of daredevils took it to the edge by embarking on a journey 46.8 metres above the football pitch, onto a glass walkway, to reach the stadium’s Golden Cockerel, before abseiling down the stadium – some front-facing – in a bid to raise vital funds for a worthy cause.
Amongst the group of brave abseilers was British Conservative Party politician Andrew Bingham, who along with three other friends completed the 42-metre drop down the stadium, raising over £1,800 for the lifesaving service.
“It was a great experience and to make money for the Children’s Air Ambulance made it all the more worthwhile,” said Andrew.
With one mission costing the charity £3,500, the Children’s Air Ambulance relies on public donations from challenge events like this to remain operational and saving children’s lives.
Challenge events fundraiser for TCAA, Laura Eaton said:
“It was a fantastic weekend had by all at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the Dare Sky Walk in aid of the Children’s Air Ambulance.
“There was a real buzz in the air as participants made their way down from the 42 metre drop off ‘The Edge’ and what a great sense of achievement! A massive thank you to everyone who took part and raised a phenomenal amount for the charity.”
Participant Tony Bartholomew added: “What a great experience. Well organised, friendly staff. The skywalk was lovely – what a piece of architecture – and then the controlled abseil was totally exhilarating. I’d recommend it to anyone.”
With more entertaining challenge events already in place, the charity is urging supporters to take part, raise funds, and become part of the Children’s Air Ambulance family – please click here to find out more.