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2023 iDrop Abseil Challenge

Take the leap for animals in need!

Interested in taking part?

Registration Fee: £25
Minimum Sponsorship: £250

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Event Date

9 March 2023


Would you like to take on the iDrop Challenge on the 9th March 2023?

The iDrop challenge takes place at the i360 Brighton. Before beginning your challenge you will be taken up to the viewing platform, which is 531ft high. You will have time to admire 360-degree views of Brighton and the South Coast as you wait for your turn to drop. Once it's your turn to take on this incredible 162m free-descent, you will be guided every step of the way by a professional instructor.

Prior to your descent, you will be attached to safety lines secured to the pod and your safety system checked by your instructor. Using the safest rigging system conceivable, you will be asked to lean backwards, letting the ropes take your weight. The instructors will let you know when to take that leap of faith, and away you go!

Descending through the air at speed, you will be treated to some sea views as you journey toward the ground. Once complete, you will be assisted by another instructor, who will unclip you from the system and help you to remove your safety equipment.

Why take part?

  • A fundraising pack
  • Raystede t-shirt - proudly show of you're part of #TeamRaystede
  • Support leading up to the event
  • Tips and advice to help you achieve your fundraising target
  • On the day support and volunteers to cheer you on
  • A medal on completion

If you would like more information before signing up, you can email or phone us on 01825 840747.

* Essential Requirements:

  • Minimum age: 14 years old - under 18’s require parental consent and supervision.
  • Minimum height: 1.2 metres
  • Maximum weight for harnesses: 19 stones (120 kg)
  • Maximum upper leg circumference for harnesses: 75cm Maximum waist circumference for harnesses: 130cm
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To take part in this thrilling challenge there's a £25 registration fee to secure your place and we ask all participants to raise a £250 minimum sponsorship. Did you know that for every £250 you raise it could buy a month's worth of food, toys, and medication for two of our kennel dogs?

We rely on sponsorship and voluntary donations to care for the animals that come to Raystede. Through no fault of their own, they depend on us to look after them. Together we can give these animals a better life and make sure they get all the love they deserve.