The Derriford Abseil

Calling all fearless fundraisers!

We invite you to participate in our hero challenge - a sponsored abseil to conquer the heights of Derriford hospital to support your local NHS hospital.

You'll be descending from level 13, from the right-hand wing of the main hospital building that soars above Marks and Spencer's! Whilst fulfilling this awesome challenge, your bravery and sponsorship will be making a difference to the lives of its patients and staff. You'll feel like a hero.

Your support will mean we continue to renovate hospital spaces, obtain state-of-the-art equipment, and create a more welcoming environment for patients, young and old. You'll be supporting the incredible ideas that dedicated staff have to improve the care and wellbeing of all who use our hospitals. We all need our hospitals at some point in our lives, your fundraising will help improve that experience over and above NHS funding.

Devon Adventure, a licenced outdoor activities provider specialising in abseiling, will oversee the event - so you're in safe hands! 

You're sure to have an amazing time. After all, how often do you get the chance to climb down the side of a hospital?

So, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to accept the challenge of descending Derriford Hospital? 

When?  

Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2024.  

Where?  

The front of Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH (above Marks & Spencer).  

Who?  

There is no minimum or maximum weight or height limit - the harnesses will fit a waist size of 58cm (22”) to 120cm (47”). If your waist size is smaller / larger than that, you will not be able to take part.  

There is no minimum age, but we suggest a minimum age of 12 – this is to make sure that the equipment will fit. If you have a child who would like to take part, please confirm with the organisers in advance that your child meets the event criteria. Anyone aged under 16 must have a parent or guardian present.  

The abseil point is accessed via one flight of stairs and an uneven roof surface, which may make the event unsuitable for participants with limited mobility. Please contact us to discuss this if you are unsure whether you will be able to participate.  

Where?  

Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH  

How?  

Registration costs £25. We then suggest a minimum sponsorship of £75. Please fill in your details below to register for this event. Please do let us know which date you would prefer (Saturday or Sunday), or whether you have no preference. We will do our best to accommodate your preference, although we cannot guarantee.  

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ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH JAMIE LEE ON 01752 430 332 | 07733 60 59 57 | JAMIE.LEE4@NHS.NET.