Abseil for Moorfields

Saturday 22 June 2019
ArcelorMittal, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2NH

Take the plunge from the 262 feet high viewing platform and begin an exhilarating descent to the ground, with a breathtaking 20 mile vista across London, including iconic buildings such as the Gherkin, St Pauls Cathedral, Canary Wharf and Wembley Stadium as well as the world famous sporting venues at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Join #TeamMoorfields today and take on this once in a lifetime challenge!

Time and date: 10am-1pm, Saturday 22 June 2019
Registration fee: £50
Sponsorship target: £250
Address: ArcelorMittal, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London E15 2NH
Minimum age: 18 years old
Experience: No experience necessary, all training given on the day

Hannah Simpson

Hannah Simpson took on the abseil last year and she said; 

I have been a patient of Moorfields Eye Hospital from around the age of 7, so to be able to give back and help fundraise money that will go towards future research was really important to me. The opportunity to do this by abseiling down the ArcelorMittal Orbit was an added bonus, and an experience I will never forget!


Participants will also receive:

  • A fundraising pack full of tips and advice
  • Ongoing support from our expert fundraisers
  • A Moorfields t-shirt if you raise over £350
  • A free photo if you raise over £500

What happens on the day?

On arrival at the ArcelorMittal Orbit you’ll meet up with the Wire & Sky team before going through a safety brief, kitting up in your equipment and jumping in the lift to shoot up to the top of the sculpture.

You’ll have a bit of time to take in the sights before making your way out onto the airy abseiling platform, where the team will go through the final safety checks ahead of attaching you to the abseiling systems. You’ll be taught everything you need to know to abseil safely and in a controlled manner – so all you’ll need to do is take the leap.


Our CEO Rubert Dufton taking the plunge in 2018
Our CEO Robert Dufton taking the plunge