A thrill-seeking director from KAM PCL’s Milton Keynes office has volunteered to zip wire off a building in East London to raise funds for The Fire Fighters Charity. Piers Ridout will be the first person to test the zip line in advance of a 2019 charity zip line event, being organised by the London Fire Brigade.
Piers is set to take the leap off Littlebrook Power Station’s chimney in East London, which will see him fly from the 210m high chimney, landing next to Queen Elizabeth II Bridge on 16 September.
With the aim of raising as much as possible for The Fire Fighters Charity, Piers will endure an hour climb up 21 storeys ahead of the leap to reach the chimney’s summit, which is four times the height of Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square.
To put this chimney into perspective against other landmark buildings:
- Nelson's column 52m
- Statue of Liberty 93m
- Canada Tower / Littlebrook Chimney 210m!!!
Piers said “Whilst I’m not sure what I’ve got myself into, I am excited to be raising funds for a charity which provides life-enhancing services to the fire and rescue community.
I will be strapping my GoPro camera to capture my descent and will be sharing this via the KAM Project Consultants Twitter page, so please follow us @KAM_PCL”.
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