SmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1673 posts, RR: 27 Posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
Lately, I have been seeing promotions for a fundraiser for Evelina Children's Hospital in London; this unusual fundraiser will involve abseiling (rappelling) down the side of Guy's Hospital Tower! All 469 feet down from the top of the building to the ground! They're asking for people to volunteer to do this (all in the name of raising money for the new children's hospital)!
I'm a student over here at King's College London, and my campus is the site of Guy's Hospital (which includes the world's tallest hospital building, Guy's Tower, at 469 feet).
I'm here in London all summer (through Aug. 9) because of a summer student research project I'm doing in the Craniofacial Development labs near the top of Guy's Hospital Tower.
Now the people at Guy's Hospital are running this fundraiser for Evelina Children's Hospital, where brave (or daredevil) people will volunteer to abseil, or rappel, down the side of Guy's Tower. They're calling for volunteers.
I'm thinking this would be a lot of (death-defying) fun, yet I also have a fear of sheer heights (including ladders)!
Should I gamble and try this?
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