People across Nottingham are being invited to take on the challenge of a lifetime and abseil almost 100ft down the side of the Queen’s Medical Centre!
This is a unique opportunity to scale the side of the one of the largest hospitals in the UK. The Big QMC Abseil takes place on Saturday 9 June 2018, in aid of Nottingham Hospitals Charity.
Participants can choose which area of Nottingham hospitals they wish to support – so from the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital to cancer research or dementia care, brave abseilers can raise money for the part of the hospital that is closest to their hearts.
Last year’s Big QMC Abseil, the first to be run by Nottingham Hospitals Charity, raised over £14,000 and saw hospital staff, patients and members of the public joining together to support the hospitals.
One of last year’s participants, 18-year-old Millie Perry Jones from West Bridgford, raised over £1,200 for the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital, which is based at the QMC. She took part in memory of her younger sister Rosie, who was treated on children’s cancer ward E39 and sadly lost her battle to cancer in August 2015.
Millie said: “’Abseiling down the QMC was the perfect opportunity to remember my youngest sister Rosie and a once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget – I loved every second of it!’
Thirteen-year-old Samuel Coleman, from Arnold, is so far the youngest person to sign up for this year’s abseil.
Samuel, who attends Arnold Hill Academy, said: “I completed a 25K charity swim last year and raised £1,000 for the Big Appeal. This year I wanted a different challenge so I will be abseiling down the side of the Queen’s Medical Centre. As I am only 13 and I have only abseiled twice before – nowhere near this height – this will be a massive challenge for me!”
For more information or to register, go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/big-qmc-abseil-2018