We are always on the hunt for the next big challenge and that’s why abseiling down the 114-metre tall ArcelorMittal Orbit, seemed like something the adrenaline junkies of the team could really sink their teeth into.
The team of nine which included eight members of the Zonal team and one from Hope for Children arrived at the iconic structure in Olympic park on Saturday afternoon all proudly wearing their Zonal and Hope t-shirts ready to ‘freefall abseil’ in the London heatwave. The ArcelorMittal Orbit is the tallest sculpture in the UK, and the abseil took place from the highest viewing platform descending 262 feet.
Once harnessed there was no going back, each member of the team stepped to the very edge of the structure trying to not look down and maintain their composure as they leant backgrounds ready to take the plunge. 8 minutes, countless swearwords and screaming later all nine reached the ground with a big sigh of relief.
Matt Beeching a Zonal Account Manager, who arranged the event said:
“It was an amazing effort from Zonal’s ‘Team Abseil’ and we must say a massive thank you to everyone involved and to all the supporters and sponsors for their generosity. The abseil has raised £5000, and this is still climbing with all proceeds going directly to Hope for Children.”
Collectively we have now raised over £100,000 for Hope for Children and we look forward to further enhancing this with more activities throughout the rest of the year. Find out more about Hope for Children here or see our fundraising efforts on the Zonal page.