Join St George's Hospital Charity for the long-awaited Abseil for George's!

We are recruiting #TeamGeorges participants to go over the edge in support of St George’s Hospital Charity. Descend from the Pelican Hotel, on the perimeter road of St George’s Hospital and 13 floors high- you'll be able to spot the famous helipad, the sights of Tooting Broadway and see South West London from above.

Who can take part?

  • Participants can be aged 11 with parents’ consent for anyone aged 16 and under.
  • No previous skills or experience are required as you will be supported on the day by our Abseil company- UK Bungee Club.
  • All participants will need to be in good health and please note that to access the Abseil Platform you will be required to climb a short ladder. Unfortunately there is no alternative route available to use, we are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you have any questions about what is involved in taking part in the abseil or you have any pre-existing medical conditions you would like to discuss please contact our Events Team on giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk or call us on 0208 725 4522.​​

There are three days to choose from:

Day One - Thursday 10th March 2022
Day Two - Friday 11th March 2022
Day Three - Saturday 12th March 2022

Abseil for George's FAQs

When and where is the Abseil?

Pelican Hotel, 203 Blackshaw Road, Tooting, London SW17 0BZ

Who can take part?
  • Participants can be aged 11 with parents’ consent for anyone aged 16 and under.
  • No previous skills or experience are required as you will be supported on the day by our Abseil company- UK Bungee Club.
  • All participants will need to be in good health and please note that to access the Abseil Platform you will be required to climb a short ladder. Unfortunatley there is no alternative route available to use, we are extremely sorry for any inconvience this may cuase.

If you have any questions about what is involved in taking part in the abseil or you have any pre-existing medical conditions you would like to discuss please contact our Events Team on giving@stegorges.nhs.uk or call us on 0208 725 4522.

How long does it take?

You will need to turn up 30 minutes before your abseil time slot to register, get kitted up and have some training. The abseil itself will take place at your allotted time. All of this will take a maximum 1 hour 30 minutes.

What time can I do the Abseil?

Registration on the day will begin at 9.30am. The first abseil will take place at 10am and the last at 3:30pm. You can ask for a specific time when registering to take part.

What should I wear?

We recommend wearing comfortable clothing for the abseil such as trousers, a cost and sensible shoes. Please be aware that there may be some time waiting once on the roof of the hotel, so please dress accordingly for the weather. Long hair will need to be tied back and jewellery removed. You will be provided with the correct equipment for your abseil which will include a harness, helmet and inner and outer gloves.

Do I need to prepare?

You will be trained on the day by our partners at UK Bungee Club.

I have a physical disability; can I abseil?

Let us know the nature of your disability in advance and we can discuss this with the instructors. If you need assistance on the day, please let us know when you complete your entry form so we can make the necessary arrangements.

Can people come to watch me?

Yes, there will be a small viewing area for friends and family to join you during your allotted time slot, but we ask they depart by the end of the hour to allow for the next set of participants. They will be able to view from the ground but will be unable to join you during training or at the top.

Can I abseil with a friend?

Yes! Let us know and we can do our best to get you in the same timeslot.

Do I need to get insurance?

You are covered with Personal Injury Insurance by UK Bungee Club.

What is the minimum fundraising target?

We ask you raise a minimum sponsorship of £150

Does the registration fee count towards my target?

Your registration fee contributes towards the cost of your place and is not included as part of your fundraising target.

How do I set up my Justgiving page?

Log on to www.justgiving.com. In the ‘find a charity box’ enter ‘St George’s Hospital Charity’ click enter. Select the charity and click on ‘Make Your Page’. Create an account by entering information requested. If you are already a member of Justgiving you can sign in using your own username and password. When creating your page remember to select ‘organised event’ and choose the abseil as your event. You can then edit your page and email to all of your friends.

What happens if I am no longer able to take part?

If you are no longer able to take part in the event please get in contact with the events team on giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk and we can discuss what we can do to help.

How do I sign up?

Sign up, fill out the registration form, a member of the fundraising team will then be in touch to confirm your place.

Contact Us

E: giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk

T: 0208 725 4522

Drop in to the fundraising office on the Ground Floor of Grosvenor Wing at St George’s Hospital.