Two abseilers hang in mid-air by their harnesses from the Arcelor Mittal Orbit, they are both smiling to the camera.


Do something amazing and abseil 262ft down the UK’s tallest sculpture to help people in your community to live well for longer.

About the event

Abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in London’s Olympic Park will be an experience you will never forget.

Standing at 262ft tall, it is the UK’s highest sculpture meaning you will get to view some of the city’s most iconic sights upon your descent, including The Gherkin, St Paul's, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium. What’s more, as part of Team St John’s you will be helping people in your community to live well for longer.  


Before you abseil, you will have a comprehensive briefing from The Wire & Sky team, who will also provide you with all the specialist equipment you need to complete the challenge.


Will you face your fears and take on this challenge to support people living with life-limiting illnesses in your community?

Please ensure that you have read and accept the Terms and Conditions before signing up to participate in this challenge event.

Why abseil for St John’s?

As part of Team St John’s you will receive:

  • A free hospice branded t-shirt.
  • One-on-one support and mentoring to help you with your fundraising.
  • Regular e-newsletters to keep you up to date with all our latest news and activities.
  • On the day support from our dedicated staff and volunteers

Most importantly, your fundraising will help us to reach more people and provide more care. Whether it is supporting a child with a bereavement counselling session following the loss of a loved one, providing a community nurse with new clinical equipment, or providing specialist one-to-one nursing on our Inpatient Unit, your fundraising will enable even more people in our community to live well for longer.

How your support helps

  • £25 could fund a bereavement counselling session for a patient's loved one, providing them with much needed support at the toughest time.
  • £50 could fund a group art therapy session in our Day Care Unit, enabling our patients to learn new skills, express themselves and above all else, relax and have fun with one another.
  • £250 could fund a day of expert nursing care from a Healthcare Assistant in our Inpatient Unit.
  • £500 could fund 24-hour at home nursing care for a patient who wants to remain in familiar and comforting surroundings in the later stages of their illness.

Get in touch

If you have a question or would just like to know more about abseiling before joining Team St John’s, please get in touch. Contact us by email at or by phone on 020 7806 4093.

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