Clogau Chairman and North Wales based entrepreneur, Bill Roberts, has conquered a major feet in the name of charity as he took part in the recent City Three Peaks event in London.
The event saw intrepid adventurers, philanthropists and business leaders abseil down 3 of the UKs most iconic buildings: The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and The Walkie Talkie. The amazing 1,916 foot abseil is the longest civilian abseil ever undertaken in history and it is the first time all three of these buildings have been officially involved in this sort of challenge.
Bill joins an even more elite group as he was only one of four people taking part who had also completed the historic ‘Descent of The Shard” in 2012 during which time he raised over £27,000 for the charity.
Roberts said: “It wasn’t your average Monday! It was one heck of an experience and all in the name of charity.”
Being Chairman of a globally renowned Health & Safety Software firm, Safety Media, Roberts was especially keen to keep an eye on the technical side making sure everything was up to scratch and all training was taken seriously.
He went on to comment: “At the tender age of 71 I did not dream I would be able to achieve so much for such a worthy charity but in the spirit of The Outward Bound Trust it just goes to show what you can achieve if you give it a go and believe in yourself.”
More than simply a thrill seeking exercise Bill has a target of raising over £100,000 for The Outward Bound Trust which is a charity that seeks to improve the lives and opportunities of thousands of young people across the UK. Together with the other courageous fundraisers the event is set to raise over £4 million for The Outward Bound Trust, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity.
If you would like to contribute all donations are gratefully received and can be made via: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/billroberts25.