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iDrop Charity Abseil

On 28th April 2018, for the first time, we will be opening the pod doors while we’re at the top of the tower and allowing 32 thrill-seeking members of the public to abseil back down again.

About the event

Our participants will have raised over £36,000 in sponsorship for children’s charity Rockinghorse. This will help fund a new specialist X-ray machine for premature babies at the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton.

The abseil itself will be operated by Belay Rope Access.

“The sheer exposure of British Airways i360 is what makes it special because unlike other abseil venues you are descending in open space rather than against a wall. And the position on the seafront makes it unique. I would challenge anyone not to feel a few nerves when faced with a 450ft drop, so even for experienced people this will present a fearsome challenge.”
Belay Rope Access director Iain Tindall.

Rockinghorse is the fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital in Brighton. It also supports the Trevor Mann Baby Unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital and the Special Care Baby Unit at the Princess Royal Hospital in Haywards Heath.

Belay Rope Access will receive support from Henderson Insurance Brokers, Marlow Ropes in Hailsham and Skylotec UK.

Find out more and sponsor the participants, including Brighton boxer Chris Eubank Jr and 007 stuntwoman Gemita Samarra.

The event will begin at 8am and end by midday. Normal British Airways i360 flights will resume in the afternoon.

For full information about the abseil, please email Hannah.Seltzer@rockinghorse.org.uk

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