23 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 26 March 2010 | News Tagged with: Community fundraising Events London Advertisement First ever charity abseil at world famous Battersea Power Station AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis MAG lands first ever Battersea Power Station abseilHundreds will scale world famous landmark to help clear landminesManchester, 26 March 2010: Global landmine clearance charity MAG (Mines Advisory Group) is running the first ever charity abseil off one of the UK’s most iconic buildings in May.More than 300 fundraisers will join activist and comedian Mark Thomas in supporting MAG’s lifesaving work at the event. This is the first time members of the public have ever been allowed to abseil down the side of the legendary Battersea Power Station.The challenge will take place on Sunday 2 May with waves of fundraisers climbing a well-trodden staircase to abseil 100 feet down the wall of the listed building.From the roof participants will catch a whole new view of the city and the Thames before taking a breath, braving the edge, and abseiling down the side.MAG’s Public Fundraising Officer Catherine Smith said: “There are very few places left to become one of the first people since 1985 to see this awesome building close up so be quick if you want to get involved! We’re so grateful to Battersea Power Station for letting us use this phenomenal venue to raise money for our vital cause – the view is amazing, and by taking part you are helping build safer futures for people who have been devastated by conflict. So here’s hoping for sunshine, and bring on the wall!”EndsNotes to editors:The event will run from 10am until 6pm on Sunday 2 May 2010. Entry fee and minimum sponsorship apply. For information on how to register for the abseil visit www.charityabseil.com. Places are limited.For more information about MAG, or about this event, please contact Kate Wiggans, Media & PR Officer on 0161 238 5445 / 07979 343 969 or at [email protected] limited number of journalists will be allowed access to the site on the day of the event. Please contact Kate Wiggans to register interest.For more information about Battersea Power Station please email [email protected] is a humanitarian charity that has been clearing landmines and other deadly remnants of conflict for the benefit of communities worldwide since 1989.In 1997 MAG became co-laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize for its working helping to bring about the international Mine Ban Treaty that banned the use, stockpile and manufacture of anti-personnel landmines. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.