How to organise a charity abseil event. If you’re interested in running a charity abseil event then this article will give you the information you need to set one up.
A charity abseil event is a great way to raise money for charity, usually making on average between £4,000 and £40,000 a day depending on location and the number of participants abseiling. Not only is it a great way to raise money, a charity abseil event is also a fantastic way of marketing your company or charity and getting some media coverage – this is often forgotten about and over looked but adds massive value to the event.
If you’re an individual looking to organise a charity abseil event then the best place to start is by contacting the charity that you wish to fund raise for and asking them if they want to get involved. If the charity wants to get involved, then they can help advertise the event and find extra participants. If the charity doesn’t want to help or already has a full fundraising calendar then consider getting a group of you together as this will work out cheaper per person.
If you’re a company or a charity and want to organise a charity abseil event then it’s a very easy process for yourselves as you have access to many potential participants through the office you work in, social media or by advertising in the local area. Even on the day of the event, people watching the abseil take place will want to have a go and will often ask if they can. This is another great way of adding an extra few people and bringing in more money and awareness for the charity.
We provide everything that you need to be able to run a charity abseil event but the first thing you have to do is find a venue that is suitable to host a charity abseil event. Abseils can be run nearly anywhere that is steep enough to drop a rope down. However the most commonly used abseil locations are buildings as these are in urban areas and allow easy access for media, participants and allow simple access to the top and bottom of the abseil rope. Local cliffs also work well but if you live in London then these are not a common sight!! More and more abseil events are unusual or extremely high to set their event apart from others. Don’t be afraid to think about different ideas other than a building or cliff face – consider a dam, viaduct or bridge into free space, indoor abseils inside tall buildings, disused lift shaft or even down waterfalls!