‘Cheesegrater’ challenge for Maggie's
Last month CZWG Partner Sanjiv Gohil bravely took on the ‘Cheesegrater’ challenge to abseil 225m down the Leadenhall building, one of London’s tallest skyscrapers, to raise money in support of Maggie’s Centres and people with cancer.
Sanjiv far exceeded his £700 target, reaching a total of £2,000 for the UK cancer care charity. Just Giving noted that this was in the top 3% of money raised in June out of over 53,000 fundraisers.
Sanjiv was overwhelmed by the show of support he received, expressing: “A huge thank you to the unbelievable generosity from colleagues, clients, family and friends with really no persuading on my part. I cannot adequately thank them enough.”
He also thanked Maggie’s for the opportunity and the team from Mile End Climbing Wall who were on hand to ‘show him the ropes’.
He said: “Apart from the sheer thrill of being so high and looking down with nothing under your feet, I had the overwhelming feeling of being so privileged at having the chance to do something like this. I was the second oldest and as far as I can work out, one of only 3 or 4 non-white participants.”
As for what next? Sanjiv is open to suggestions.
“As time ticks away, you really don’t want to have any regrets for not having tried something new,” he said, adding: “Now, where did I put that parachute?!”
Maggie's provides free cancer support to people with cancer and their loved ones, offering a unique programme that has been shown to strengthen physical and emotional wellbeing. Refer to the Maggie’s Centres website to find out more.
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