From Kelly Gaffney
We’ve been raising money for charity for years now and in just the last 2 years we have raised over £10,000. Yes that’s right TEN THOUSAND pounds. Every year we like to get together and really challenge ourselves to push our limits, find new adventures and make some brilliant life time memories. Last year we were jumping out of planes and this year we were scaling the O2. Our plans fell nicely in line with the O2’s 10th Birthday celebrations, which Foo Fighters played just 3 days later. And that was a complete coincidence, the Fooniverse aligned.
At 52 metres high the O2 might not be the tallest of London’s landmarks but that’s still like standing on top of 12 double decker buses. Which is enough to get your heart racing and that height is more significant than you might realise.
The dome has a circumference of 365 metres, one for each day of the year, the top of the walkway that runs over the dome is 52 metres marking the number of weeks in the year and there are 12 masts which represent the 12 months in a year. Yep that’s right, climbing the O2 is pretty much like scrambling over an edifice built by the Illuminati or space aliens.
According to O2 stats the average climber visiting the O2 burns around 450 calories crossing the dome and has to tackle gradients similar to those in the Tour De France.
Climbers managed to raise in excess of £1700 for Marie Curie UK and the climb took place on Saturday 16th September – followed by several (well deserved) pints in the Foo Fighters Arms.
Our collective total for 2017 so far is £4,225.82 Vs our target of 5K – find out more about all of our fund raising events here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/foofamily
Here’s what some of our climbers had to say
‘Climb theO2 and helped raise money for a worthy charity and meet Foo Fam for first time! Awesome night!’
‘Great experience. Especially when you get to the top. The climb down is more scary. Feels far more steep! Would do this again in a shot.’
‘Wonderful experience with great friends. All for a great cause too. Can’t wait for the next challenge.’