Abseil down 375ft sculpture, urges Welwyn Garden City-based charity

PUBLISHED: 10:40 09 January 2017 | UPDATED: 10:56 09 January 2017

The view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London.

The view from the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London.

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A Welwyn Garden City-based charity’s supporters are being offered the chance to abseil down a 375ft sculpture.

A Welwyn Garden City-based charity’s supporters are being offered the chance to abseil down a 375ft sculpture.

Isabel Hospice, which provides support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, is encouraging people to abseil down the ArcelorMittal Orbit, Britain’s largest piece of public art.

The structure towers over the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Challenge Events coordinator, Megan Sparrey, said: “Our abseilers will experience the most spectacular views of London whilst dangling in free space 80 metres above the ground.

“Abseiling down the ArcelorMittal will be something they will never forget.

“At the summit there are amazing 360-degree views of London, and you can see the most iconic buildings on the city skyline.”

Registration is £80, and a charity spokeswoman said she hopes each supporter can raise at least £150 in sponsorship.

Sign up at www.isabelhospice.org.uk or call 01707 382500.


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