Thrill seekers are being invited to take part in a unique charity abseil event which will see them scale one of the most prominent buildings in Liverpool’s Commercial District.

Leading law firm Hill Dickinson are staging the fundraising drive on 16th and 17th March in order to raise money for Hill Dickinson’s nominated charities (whose funds are managed by the Community Foundation for Merseyside) and SPLOSH,  the charity founded by the late Paul Rice, former CEO of the Commercial District BID who died after an 18 month battle with blood cancer earlier this year.

It is hoped that around £10,000 will be raised through sponsorship. Those taking part in the 120 foot abseil are asked to raise a minimum of £50 which must be presented by cash or cheque on the day. Hill Dickinson’s flagship Liverpool office is situated in St Paul’s Square (off Old Hall Street).

Andrew Rushworth, HR Director at Hill Dickinson said: “This will be an exhilarating experience and will allow people to see Liverpool from a completely new perspective. We are delighted to be hosting the event which will raise money for extremely worthwhile local charities which need support. “

SPLOSH, Staff, Patients and Loved Ones supporting Haematology was set up by Paul Rice, who lost his life recently following 18 months of cancer treatment.  His wish was to raise funds to help people who need the care and support of the dedicated staff who work at the Haematology Department at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

The Community Foundation for Merseyside distributes funds across the region designed to improve the quality of life for people in some of its most disadvantaged areas. The foundation promotes philanthropy, facilitates grants and is committed to implementing positive social change.

The abseil will take place between 9am and 5pm on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March. Bookings must be made in advance. To register call 0151-600-8288 or

The ultimate adrenaline charged day - Splash n Dash

Ask anyone who’s been on this event what its like and they’ll answer you with a knowing smile. Seeing some of the Lake District’s most beautiful waterfalls, rivers and pools from the most absurd angles as you scramble your way either up or down a mountain river course is an experience you’ll never forget.

Going along, you’ll have to contend with fast flowing rivers. Going up, you’ll have waterfalls gushing down next to you and white water splashing against your face and under your feet. Going down, you can sit and slide as you’re carried (not too speedily) down the rapids.

Happily, there are different types of levels and water speeds to suit every age and ability. Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can try a few tricks like pool jumping.

Before you are lead by a fully qualified instructor you’ll be kitted out in hard hats, life jackets and wetsuits.

If the buzz of this wasn’t enough, the second stage of the event will take you along a route to experience the beautiful countryside that Lake District has to offer become arriving back in Ambleside for a well-deserved meal and drink.

If you’ve never tried this; you have just got to! The thrills will have you smiling for a long time and fill you full of stories you will want to tell everyone.

All of this for just £85 per person. Places are limited, so if you looking for a bit of fun and adventure this year – DO THIS! The dates of this event is Sunday 29th April 2012

For further information call 01909-731743 or email

The quintessential British social gathering - Life Survival style

Ah, the traditional British social gathering in the afternoon is the Tea Party. A time when tea, cakes and sandwiches are served to a backdrop of pleasant conversation, friendship and merriment. Or in Life Survival's case the backdrop of excitement, challenge and tremendous views. Yes, it's back in all its glory; the hugely popular Adam and Eve Tea Party.

The Snowdonia National Park has much more to offer than the highest mountain in England and Wales. There's the lesser know but much more interesting Tryfan mountain to scale.

Shaped like a sharks fin walkers can take the more steady south side or for the more adventurous walker the north face, with its steep but easy to climb steps. And on Saturday 30th June you’ll get the chance to witnesses the best of what Snowdonia has to offer with our Adam & Eve Tea Party.

The majestic Tryfan rises from the Ogwen valley to 3,020 feet (915 metres). with its unusual shape, stunning views and undisturbed treks; and, of course, Adam and Eve - the famous twin pillars at the summit. Here, you'll take in the constantly changing views before sitting down for an afternoon tea party at the summit with fun, like-minded people.

Afterwards, driving down the Ogwen valley will never be the same as you say "I've climbed that!"

This event is perfect for people looking for a weekend of excitement away "from it all" or those looking for a challenge to raise money for charity.

Sign up now for the enjoyable walk and a Great British tradition in the unrivalled British countryside by RSVP or 01909-731743.

The cost is £75 per person and includes a meal at the end of the walk.

Military mission gives a real action experience

You only have to turn on the TV or open the newspaper to see a story about the work men and women in the armed forces do. Interest in the dedication, discipline and teamwork required to do this job has always fascinated people; well now you can get a realistic first-hand insight into what it takes.

Life Survival’s Survival Challenge gives people an opportunity to work as a Special Forces patrol on a two night, two day exciting military style mission.

This is not the typical foraging for beetles leisure TV style survival event, this is the real deal! Two days in the company of former members of the UK Special Forces – the ultimate survival experts.

Each participant will be issued with full military clothes and equipment for the mission before getting to grips with shelter building, camouflage and concealment, survival craft, escape and evasion – the list goes on…..

We guarantee that a couple of days with our team will leave a powerful and lasting impression you’ll want to tell your family and friends about for a long time. One veteran said “Thought provoking, life changing and something quite simply everyone should do. The world would be a better place if we all had that experience”.

This event is a great for individuals looking for something different to do in 2012 or looking for an adventurous challenge to raise money for charity. It is also a great team building experience for companies looking to reward staff or build teams.

The cost of this event is £210 and includes all kit, equipment and food – so need to go out to buy expensive gear for this experience. Discounts are available for group bookings.

To discover more about this incredible experience call 01909 731743 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 01909 731743 or email

Three peaks, one incredible challenge

If you love a challenge and trekking this is for you! Join us on this exciting walk as we take on the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – in just one day! 

The route starts at the foot of Ben Nevis in Scotland before moving onto Scafell in the Lake District and then Snowdon in Wales.

Part of the trek contains mountain walking in the dark, which isn’t easy, but once you have done it you’ll join an exclusive club of people who have conquered the mountains and got the t-shirt.

Teams will be lead by a qualified mountain leader, with transport and a driver provided, leaving you to concentrate on the walk.

Peter Williamson, who did the challenge in 2011 said “Its not easy but hugely satisfying when you complete it. To walk up the highest peaks in three different countries in just one day is something that leaves you on a high and its an experience that stays with you forever, especially to raise £540 for my nominated charity.

“The guys who lead us motivated us all the way, especially when tiredness tried to take hold. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who’s looking for a challenge to focus their efforts.”

Pick up points can be arranged from Liverpool to Ben Nevis. the event takes place on the weekend of the 23rd and 24th June 2012. The cost is £210.

For further information call 01909 731743 or email