Bankers getting ready for the abseil

Bankers suit up to scale new heights

A team of over 20 bankers from 18 different firms suited up to take on an abseil challenge down the UK’s tallest sculpture to raise vital funds for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

Orbital Abseil

A team of over 20 senior bankers from 18 different city firms suited up to abseil over 200ft from the ArcelorMittal Orbit, the Heads of Equity Capital Market teams have raised almost £250K

The abseil team sported their new matching attire as they swapped their city offices for the Olympic Park in East London for a daring descent of over ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s highest freefall abseil.

Led by Richard Cormack, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and member of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Oak Cancer Centre Appeal Board, the abseil team has come together from leading firms including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, BlackRock and HSBC in support of The Royal Marsden.

Participants took on the challenge to raise funds for The Oak Cancer Centre, a brand new cancer facility at The Royal Marsden which will speed up the translation of world-leading research into breakthroughs in patient treatment and care, and vastly improve patient facilities, transforming the lives of cancer patients at The Royal Marsden and beyond.

Group shot of the abseilers

Richard Cormack, Managing Director at Goldman Sachs and member of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity’s Oak Cancer Centre Appeal Board said:

With my feet firmly back on the ground, I can safely say that it was definitely worth overcoming my fear of heights to support such a great cause!

I’m incredibly proud to be supporting The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and would like to say a massive thank you to my colleagues and peers across The City who have come together to take on this challenge, it’s not every day you get to abseil down the UK’s tallest sculpture in a purple suit for such a great cause. Thank you to everyone who has already donated, together we’re hoping to raise lots of money to support the great work of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

To support the bankers in their fundraising challenge you can make a donation on their fundraising page.  

Fancy taking on the challenge

Do you fancy taking on the the UK’s highest freefall abseil and raising money to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity?