Are you brave enough to Abseil The Hospital City Hospital Tower?


Would you Abseil down Belfast City Hospital Tower Block to raise money in support of the Cancer Centre? Friends of the Cancer Centre are calling on their Supporters to "Take on the Tower" on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th April to Abseil the 190ft adrenaline filled descent right in the heart of the city.

Friends of the Cancer Centre has a long and proud history of helping local cancer patients across Northern Ireland over the last 30 years.

Based at the heart of the Cancer Centre at Belfast City Hospital, the charity funds life-saving and life-changing projects that make a real and lasting difference to the lives of thousands of local people affected by cancer and in the last year alone, Friends of the Cancer Centre has put nearly £1.8 million back into the Cancer Centre.

Last year was the very first time that the public have abseiled the iconic yellow tower block and 270 brave participants conquered the tower and rasied nearly £150,000 for the charity. This year we are giving all you daredevils the chance to do it again and help us make this one of the biggest abseil's in the city.

One such person was Friends of the Cancer Centre’s clinical research fellow, Dr Phil Turner, who conquered the tower in 2015. Calling on others to follow in his footsteps, Dr Turner said:

“I’ve been funded by Friends of the Cancer Centre for three years and the support of the charity means that I’m able to investigate and develop new ways to treat local patients. Working in the hospital I get to see the great work the charity does to support local patients, not just by funding my post, but through the life-changing work it does through the Cancer Centre. I wanted to give something back as a way of saying thank you for the support the charity has given me and the Take on the Tower Abseil was the perfect opportunity.

“The abseil itself was scary but incredible at the same time and I would encourage anyone thinking about signing up to just go for it. Not only is it a great event to be part of, but all money raised will make a real difference to the charity and the incredible work it does to support local patients.”

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Registration for the event is £40 per person and each participant is asked to raise a suggested minimum sponsorship of £150 for the charity. Participants must be over 14 years of age.