Hello I'm Alderman Charles Bowman and I am the 690th Lord Mayor of this great City of London. In June and September this year, I will be undertaking something that no Lord Mayor has ever done before – taking part in two Abseil Challenges at two of the City’s tallest buildings!
On 13 June, I will be abseiling down Twentytwo at 22 Bishopsgate from a launch area above level 35 and over 154 metres high. This fantastic new addition to the City cluster of tall buildings is currently under construction and when complete will stand at 278 metres over 62 levels.
Then on 14 September, I will be abseiling down the Leadenhall Building, more popularly known as the Cheesegrater. Here, I will be abseiling from a dizzying level 47 at over 192 metres high, making another sheer vertical drop to the safety of ground level.
This is quite a challenge and I’m aiming to raise over £10,000 for my new multi-year Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which will fund groundbreaking programmes from three fantastic charities: Samaritans, Place2Be and OnSide Youth Zones.
I’m delighted to take on these thrilling challenges and thank you whole heartedly in advance for supporting and sponsoring my efforts.