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taking the Leap and abseilling for The Royal Marines Charity because I want to show my support for our Royal Marines

86 %
raised of £3,000 target
by 47 supporters
  • Event: The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund - Commando Spirit Take The Leap, 01 Sep 2012 to 31 Oct 2012
  • Team: Commando Spirit Team

The Royal Marines Charity

We support Royal Marines and their familes to overcome their challenges

Charity Registration No. 1134205



I have taken on the challenge of fundraising for our Royal Marines by choosing to Take The Leap - an eye-watering abseil from Western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, the newly completed Shard in the heart of London’s financial district as well as from the roof of the iconic St Pancras. This exciting feat will mirror the arduous training all Royal Marines face to gain their green beret.

Why The Shard?

Having transformed the London skyline, The Shard, at 309 meters tall, is the tallest building in Western Europe and will prove to be the ultimate abseil. Where better to mirror the training of our elite Royal Marines?

So what will I be doing during the events?

Well, I will be trained with the Royal Marines Display Team and I will then be trussed up into a harness and required to leap from the top of these iconic sites watched by my no doubt terrified supporters. Most importantly, at The Shard I will also have the honour of abseiling with Royalty as HRH Prince Andrew will also be completing the feat on behalf of both Commando Spirit and the Outward Bound Trust. The least you can do is sponsor me!

Why the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund?

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund helps Royal Marines and their families when they need it most. They aid the wounded and injured. They give quality of life to those returning from operations. And when the worst happens, they support the families of those who die in service. The RMCTF has the widest purposes of almost any service charity - quite simply, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund will help when others cannot.

Do have a look at the video at:

The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund:

What is the Commando Spirit Series?

The Commando Spirit Series of events offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences to test your mettle and gain a rare and privileged insight into what it means to be a Royal Marines Commando today. The events will pit participants against some of the most formidable aspects of the Commando training, stretch them to achieve their fundraising commitments of up to £25,000 each and buddy them up with a former or serving Royal Marine who will provide motivation and encouragement when the going gets tough. If you have what it takes – you can do this and if you would like to please contact me or email

What is Take The Leap?

Take The Leap, set to take place in autumn 2012, will offer an elite group of civilian participants the chance to feel what it’s like to abseil off buildings and take on Royal Marines abseil training putting their new skills into practice by abseiling from The Shard on 3rd September, the roof of St Pancras on 14th September or into Twickenham on 5th October.

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