20 Jun 2022

Abseiling in EY building

On 26 May 2022, 96 employees of Ernst & Young (EY) abseiled down a 35m drop inside their London Bridge office, raising £37,875 for London’s Air Ambulance Charity.

The day also saw a bake sale, a raffle, a London’s Air Ambulance Charity pop-up shop and bucket collections within EY’s headquarters.

EY is a global company specialising in assurance, consulting, strategy and tax services. Our Chair of the Board of Trustees, Bob Forsyth – who is a partner at EY – nominated London’s Air Ambulance Charity to be EY’s charity partner in 2021. As a result, EY are raising money for the charity throughout the year, of which this abseil fundraising will contribute to.

Bob said: “This shows how strong the charity team can be: making things happen when we focus lots of effort on a small point for a short time.”

Two women post abseilPost descent, one of the abseilers Sam discussed her personal connection with London’s Air Ambulance Charity. “My friend wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for London’s Air Ambulance. The amazing team saved him after I had registered for the abseil, so it suddenly became even more important to me.”

Sam and her colleague Denise took on the abseil bravely and have raised over £2,000 together.

Tana Daniels, a Senior Manager at EY, helped organise the abseil – and of course took part.

Bob Forsyth abseiling
Bob Forsyth abseiling

“It was fun, but stressful!” she laughed. “It was nerve racking falling of the edge, but good fun. It’s a lovely way to get everyone back together in the office too.

“Everyone was invested in raising money for London’s Air Ambulance Charity.”

We’re so grateful to EY for their bravery and amazing fundraising.

If you’re interested in abseiling, have a look at our own abseiling event and sign up to dangle off the edge of Europe’s highest helipad!

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