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Every penny you raise will help animals 

Would you like to take on a breath taking challenge and have fun at the same time? 

Do you love animals and want to raise vital funds for Raystede on World Animal Day 2015?

Why not join us for our latest challenge event; 

Where:   Up at The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Date:       Sunday 4th October 2015 - World Animal Day

Registration: £10. 

Minimum sponsorship: £100



Your Challenge


Your challenge begins as you ascend the 52 metre high structure climbing up a 190m long, tensile fabric walkway. 

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When you are halfway across the iconic O2, at the top, there is a central platform that provides 360 degree views across London.  Your climb guide will point out all the landmarks of interest.  You will also have your photograph taken before your descent, a permanent reminder of your achievement.

The walk will take approximately an hour and is suitable for most abilities, but please check our FAQs below if you are unsure of your capability to do the climb.

World Animal Day


World Animal Day was started in 1931 at a convention of ecologists in Florence as a way of highlighting the plight of endangered species. October 4 was chosen as World Animal Day as it is the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

Since then, World Animal Day has become a day for remembering and paying tribute to all animals and the people who love and respect them. 

This year, Raystede is celebrating World Animal Day by asking our loyal supporters to climb the O2 in London whilst raising sponsorship to help the animals that we all love so dearly. We are asking all participants to aim for a target of £100 in sponsorship, we will help you to reach this by sending you a sponsorship pack and helping you set up a page on Everyday Hero to raise funds online. From dog to donkey, every penny that you raise will be spent making the lives of animals the best they can be.




Up At O2-205Brighton and Hove Bus Company are providing a double decker bus to Raystede for participants to travel up to and return from the O2 for the challenge. This will depart at 9am. Or you can, of course, use your own transport to get to the O2. 

The event will begin at 11am, at the O2 in London, Climbers will asdcend the O2 in 2 groups, to see the amazing views from the top!




Limited space is available so please CLICK HERE to book.
Alternatively download the registration form at the bottom of this page and return with payment to:
Walk the Dome 2015
Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare,
The Broyle,
East Sussex
BN8 5AJ 

If you'd like more information then call 01825 840747 or email fundraising@raystede.org 


Please click here book today!



Walk the Dome - 'Up at the O2' FAQs

Up-at-The-O2-logoHow high is the O2?
The O2 is 52m at it’s highest point

How do I know if I can complete the course?
You need to be physically and medically fit. Ask your doctor if you’re not sure. Please don’t do Up at The O2 if you’re pregnant.

To do Up at The O2, you must:

  • be at least 10 years old. 
  • be at least 1.2m tall
  • not weigh more than 21 stone/130kg/286lbs
  • not have a waist measurement more than 125cm
  • not have an upper thigh measurement more than 75cm.
  • Remember that under 18s must be with an adult. And there must be one adult to every two children.

Can I do the O2 if I am pregnant?
Unfortunately, not. The harness is pretty snug and the climb is physically demanding.

Is the O2 accessible for disabled guests
Up at The O2 is accessible for most disabled guests.  As a general rule, if you can walk unaided, you can complete the climb. We also run accessible climbs for wheelchair users. Click here for more details.

I’ve got a fear of heights can I still climb?
Yes. But remember, what goes up, must come down. Up at The O2 is 52m high and involves an ascent and descent of up to 30 degrees. Once you’ve started the climb, you have to complete it.

How long does the climb last?
Give yourself 90 minutes to fully enjoy the experience. The first part includes your briefing and time to get into your climb gear. The climb itself takes about an hour, depending on the speed of the group.

What should I wear?
You’ll get your own climb suit to wear over your clothes. Just make sure you dress for the weather. 

What footwear should I wear?
You’ll get a pair of shoes. They’re great for gripping the walkway. And they’re also really comfortable.

Are cameras, bags and personal items allowed on the climb?
No. But you can bring your mobile with you. It has to be carried in the phone pocket on your climb suit and can only be used on the viewing platform. Anything else can be stored in our lockers. Remember that the lockers are small, so please don’t bring large items.

Can I carry my medication while on a climb?
Essential medication like inhalers, insulin and nourishment are allowed. Your guide will carry these for you.

Can I wear my glasses or hearing aid?
Yes. As long as they’re not loose fitting.

Can I eat and drink on the climb?
No not actually on the climb.  You can purchase a packed lunch from Raystede for £5.00 to take on the coach up to the O2 or you can visit one of the many restaurants and bars on site at the O2.

Will the climb go ahead if the weather is bad?
Climbs take place in all conditions unless the weather is extreme. Gales, lightning, heavy snow, ice and anything that makes it unsafe will mean we need to close.

Please click here book today!


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