Brave people with a head for heights and the stamina to run up 16 flights of stairs are being invited to Park Regis Birmingham for an exhilarating fundraising challenge in aid of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
The deluxe hotel and charity are joining forces for the second annual Fright or Flight challenge on Friday 16th February, which will see individuals tackle a 48-metre abseil down the exterior of the Broad Street hotel before racing up 16 flights of stairs to the Sky Bar on the top floor.
A live leaderboard will post competitors’ times when they reach the bar, where they will be greeted with a glass of bubbly to celebrate their achievement.
Last year’s Fright or Flight sponsored event raised over £14,500 for the Hospice, which costs £8million to run provides vital care and support to local families living with terminal illness. Charlotte Anson, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice, said
We truly rely on the generosity of local people and businesses – like Park Regis – to ensure we can care for everyone that needs us, wherever they need us. Events like this will help us to continue to provide our expert care at the Hospice, in people’s homes and in the local community.
This year, Rebecca Delmore, group sales director at Park Regis, said she hoped to top the 2016 total:
This was definitely one of our fundraising highlights last year so we’re only too pleased to host the challenge again for such a worthy charity that works tirelessly to help terminally ill people have as comfortable and dignified end of life as possible.
Fright of Flight is a unique challenge that can be completed solo or in teams of two – in which one person tackles the abseil whilst the other takes on the stairs. So, if you’re a bit of an adrenaline junkie, or fancy taking on a new challenge to face one of your fears, why not sign up with a friend or family member to help raise vital funds for an incredible charity.