Love is in air: Valentine’s Day charity abseil

22 January 2020

A group of Brent Council staff, including senior directors and contractors will be abseiling down the Landsby Building managed by Quintain in Wembley Park on Valentine’s Day, in aid of the Mayor of Brent’s chosen charities.

The daring abseilers will be descending the 55 metre-tall, 17-storey building whilst raising money for two good causes, the Sickle Cell Society and Jason Roberts Foundation, both based in Brent.

The Sickle Cell Society raises awareness of sickle cell disorders, pushes for improvements to treatment and provides advice, information and support to the sickle cell community.

The Jason Roberts Foundation, headed by former England footballer Jason Roberts, is a registered charity working with young people to provide mentoring, life skills, education and training projects. They are also delivering on the Mayor’s initiative to fight gun and knife crime in Brent. 

The Mayor of Brent, Councillor Ernest Ezeajughi, said: “It’s a privilege to be raising money for my two chosen charities with this Valentine’s Day abseil. I can’t believe how quickly this idea has taken off and am proud to see that many Brent staff members as well as contractors have either signed up to abseil or donated money. We want to raise as much money as possible to support these admirable charities to carry out their much needed work, so please contribute as much as you can.”

Hakeem Osinaike, Operational Director of Housing who will be abseiling with other Brent staff said: “I’m really excited about the upcoming abseil. It’s slightly nerve-wracking but we will be encouraging each other as a team. The Sickle Cell Society and the Jason Roberts Foundation do amazing work in Brent, and we have all been inspired to face our fears to raise money and support these two good causes.”

If you would like to sponsor the Brent Team or to donate money to two charities, please visit the 'gofundme' page.