Bankers fling themselves off Canary Wharf skyscraper...for charity

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s dozens of brave souls abseiling down a Canary Wharf skyscraper to raise money for charity.

More than 150 people took a 230ft leap of faith down 20 Cabot Square this weekend in a mission for London’s Air Ambulance, based in Whitechapel.

Among the plucky fundraisers was 21-year-old Adam Gage, who was rescued by the team in an accident four years ago.

Adam suffered a severe head injury and was airlifted to the Royal London Hospital.

His mum Gill Gage said this week: “Without the London’s Air Ambulance it is unlikely that Adam would have recovered. We as a family and all his friends will be eternally grateful.”

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Adam was joined by pal Nelson Metharam who grimaced as he took the plunge.

Also taking the plunge were employees from Santander, HSBC, Citigroup, United Insurance Brokers and Knight Frank.

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Dr Gareth Davies, medical director and chair of the trustees, said: “Last year was a huge success, seeing abseilers raise �64,000 for the Charity. London’s Air Ambulance relies heavily on public donations and we would like to thank all the abseilers for their support.”

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