12.09.2018

Clear Architects take on abseiling charity challenge

Clear Architects are raising money for the Epping Forest Food Bank by tackling a nail-biting abseiling challenge. The team will make their way down one of London’s most iconic attractions, the ArcelorMittal Orbit in at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in support of the charity.

Giving back to local and national charities is an important part of the ethos at the Essex-based architecture firm. Earlier this year, Melanie Clear, founder and director of the practice, took part in the 100km Night Rider cycling challenge to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.  She raised nearly £2,500 in memory of her father.

“In 2014 I had to give up tennis due to a spinal injury that created a lot of pain. I embarked on personal training to improve my strength and decided to take up a yearly challenge to help those less fortunate than myself. 

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has helped halve the number of people dying from heart and circulatory disease in the UK, but sadly every day 100s of people lose their lives. It’s only thanks to support from people like us that the BHF can create new treatments and discover new cures.” Melanie Clear

In September 2017, the Clear Architects team also completed the Tough Mudder challenge to raise more than £1,000 for the Candlelighters Trust. This charity supports children suffering from cancer. In 2016, the team took part in a 230km bike ride through Tuscany to raise money for Teens Unite, another charity that supports young people who are battling cancer. They raised more than £3,000. Plus, the team took on the Mud Man challenge in 2012, raising more than £1,000 for a local children’s hospice.

The upcoming abseiling challenge will take place on 6th October 2018. If you would like to support the team in raising money for the Epping Forest Food Bank, please visit their My Donate page. All contributions will be gratefully received.

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