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Abseil down the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children for your local hospitals

The Big Bristol Abseil is BACK and bigger than ever!

Whether you’re looking to conquer your fear of heights, wanting to raise money for Bristol's hospitals, or just looking for a fun thing to do with friends in the name of a good cause, this event is for you.

Become a hospital hero on Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 September 2021 and abseil down the iconic Bristol Children’s Hospital (fancy dress not essential, but allowed!).

Taking part in the event are Twaine and Tremaine Plummer, stars of the hit Channel 4 show Gogglebox. The pair will be cheered on by their brother Tristan.

No training is needed – our fully qualified events team at Dave Talbot Adventure Events will be on hand on the day to provide full support and coaching.

You'll be abseiling down the landmark building, celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, in the shadow of the instantly recognisable Children's Hospital rings.

Sign up to the Big Bristol Abseil as an individual or as a team - don't miss out on this fantastic event! 

Saturday 25 September SOLD OUT

Sunday 26 September SOLD OUT

This year's event has generously been supported by leading lift and stairlift company Stannah.  

The Big Bristol AbseilRegistration and Fundraising

Registration is £25 and the fundraising target for this event is £200. The registration fee covers most of your costs, meaning more of your fundraising goes directly to the hospitals.

You can enter on your own or put together a team and abseil as a group. The maximum team size is 12. You can choose your time slot to make sure you’re all together on the day.

Your support will make real difference to patients and staff at our hospitals. Thank you for being a Bristol hospital hero.


What if I have a place from last year and can’t make the new date?

If you can’t make this date please let the team know on [email protected]. We may have spaces on an alternative date (Sunday 26 September).

Will the event be Covid-19 safe?

The Big Bristol Abseil will have extra safety measures and we’ll be sending out additional guidance to all participants ahead of the day.

The health and wellbeing of those taking part, their friends and family, and patients and staff on the hospital sites is our primary concern. We will continue to review the situation in line with the Government advice.

Please do not attend the event if you have displayed any Covid symptoms in the 14 days in the run up to the event.

What if I can no longer take part due to self-isolation or Covid?

Unfortunately in this scenario we will not be able to refund either your registration fee or your sponsorship as it will be too late to offer the place to another individual.

What if the event can’t go ahead?

We sincerely hope the Big Bristol Abseil will be able to go ahead, but there is the potential for further disruption due to the pandemic. In this event, we will transfer your place to a new date for the event.

If we need to move the Big Bristol Abseil, we will still owe payment to many of our suppliers and in some cases we may need to pay twice. This could put a big hole in the money raised for Bristol city centre hospitals and, as such, we ask that if you can’t make the new date for the event that you donate your registration fee.

What happens to the money I raise?

We make the money you raise go the furthest by using it in the area of greatest need at our hospitals. Your fundraising will make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff who treat them at Bristol city centre hospitals.

How fit do I need to be to take part?

You don’t need to train for this event, but it is suggested you have a reasonable level of mobility. Being able to climb a flight of stairs quickly, jump a foot off the ground and climb over a fence unattended are good examples of the mobility needed for this event. 

Are there any restrictions?

Age – All participants must be aged 18 or over, unless they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian (in this case, a minimum age of 14 then applies.) The parent or guardian must complete a Parental Consent Form prior to the event.

Weight – The weight restriction for this event is 20 stone. If this applies to you, get in touch and we will discuss the possibility or participation with the events company.

Is there a minimum sponsorship target? 

By registering for this challenge you are pledging to raise the minimum sponsorship of £200 and understand that it is the aim of this challenge to raise as much as possible for your hospitals. If you cannot raise the minimum sponsorship your place will be forfeited unless you make up the balance yourself. 

Don’t worry, once signed up, our fundraising team will get in touch to help you reach your fundraising target. Fundraising is fun and exciting once you know what to do. We support you every step of the way to make sure you have the best experience!

If you have any further queries about The Big Bristol Abseil, please contact [email protected].

Booking for this event has now closed.