Sat, 17 Jul | Northampton


Who wants to join Team Lewis & abseil down the National Express Lift Tower?
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

17 Jul, 12:00
Northampton, National Lift Tower, Tower Square, Northampton NN5 5FH, UK

About the Event

Have you got what it takes to abseil the World’s tallest permanent abseiling tower? 

Offering you the opportunity to abseil 418 feet down the side of an iconic listed building.

Join Team Lewis to raise money. Minimum money raised must be £150 per person(excluding gift aid)

You will receive an email once you have joined to confirm you are on the team. It will also include your JustGiving Link to start fundraising. 


Q: What about photos?

A: Photos are £15 for a pair (printed and emailed) taken from the top as you go over. See our Facebook page for examples.

You can also purchase a Lewis Foundation T-Shirt to wear, which costs £10. You can get this via our website.

(email - if your size is not availble.) 

Both items are completely optional.

Q: Is there a minimum age?

A: Yes – 12. You will need signed parental consent if you are younger than 18. There is no maximum age and the current record is 89 years old.

Q: Are there weight limits? 

A: Yes – there is an upper limit of 136kg (21st 5lb). There is no minimum weight.

Q: Where is the National Abseil Centre?

A: At the National Lift Tower in Northampton. Directions can be found here.

Q: What happens in the event of bad weather?

A:This is a weather dependant activity and a decision will be made on the day as to whether it is safe to abseil the outside. If it is felt this is too dangerous we have the right to move the activity inside. 

Q: How fit do I need to be to abseil?

A: This is an extreme abseil and is physically demanding. However, those seeking assisted abseils or anyone with specific access needs, let us know and we will contact the organiser.

Q: Do I need to have abseiled before?

A: No – we’ll give you all the instruction you need on the day.

Q: What are the risks?

A: On the outside of the building, there is a small risk that if the wind picks up while you are abseiling you could be blown away from the building and hit it on the way back in, possibly resulting in bruising and other injuries.

Q: Can I bring spectators?

A: Spectators are welcome to come and support abseilers on the outside, however they would need to ensure they observe and respect the terms and conditions in regards to this. Failure to do so could result in cancellation of your booking.  Unfortunately, we are unable to allow spectators inside the building to watch internal abseils.

Q: How long does it take?

A: Barring delays, which are sometimes inevitable for example adverse weather conditions, You can expect to be here for about an hour in total. The abseil itself takes anywhere between 8 and 20 minutes depending on the individual.

Q: How do I fundraise?

You can sign up via JustGiving and join as team member and set up your own personal JustGiving page:

You can also fundraise offline. You can find our sponsorship form from our download section. 

Any offline donations we are asked to be paid in to our account here:

Bank: Lloyds Bank PLC

Bank Name: The Lewis Foundation

Sort Code: 30-90-89

Account Number: 38320768

This must be paid in by 28.8.2021.

You can send the completed sponsorship form to us by 28.8.2021 to The Lewis Foundation, 59 Samwell Lane, Upton, Northampton NN5 4DB or email:

Any questions on the lead up to the event, please contact Lynette Lee:

Final event information to be sent the week of the event.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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