Fundraisers abseil ArcelorMittal Orbit for hospice

Steve Field descending the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Steve Field descending the ArcelorMittal Orbit - Credit: Rachel Braier

It wasn’t window cleaners hanging from the ArcelorMittal Orbit this weekend.

More than 50 fundraisers took on the challenge to abseil down the 114 metre high sculpture in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to raise funds for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

The group managed to raise £14,000 for the charity, which is based in Woodford Green.

Steve Field organised the day in memory of his daughter Molly, who used the hospice’s services before her death aged eight in 2010.

He said: “I’ve been heavily involved in fundraising for Haven House with my family but have never instigated an event myself.

“It was such an exhilarating feeling, scaling this amazing structure and knowing that I was raising funds in Molly’s memory.”

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