Abseilers raise £30,000 for Richard House

Richard House chief executive Peter Ellis

Richard House chief executive Peter Ellis - Credit: Tom Morton

Would you throw yourself off the side of a 165m high tower for charity?

That’s what 100 people did on Saturday, abseiling down the Broadgate Tower in central London in aid of Richard House Children’s Hospice.

The charity’s chief executive, Peter Ellis, was one of those to help raise more than £30,000 for the Beckton hospice.

He said: “It was terrifying but fantastic to see so many people respond in support of Richard House, overcoming their fears to raise money and awareness about the work that the hospice does.”

Another of those to take on the challenge of walking down one of the capital’s skyscrapers was Mel De Noronha.

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He said: “It was quite nerve-wracking at the top, but I remembered the Richard House video from the induction and that got rid of all the fear, thinking of the smiling faces of the children. I wanted to help them smile even more.”

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