Every now and again, I commit to doing something dangerous(ly stupid) to raise money for charity. I normally commit to these things at around 4am, and then normally forget about it until it's too late and in order to back out of the deal would be more hassle than it is actually worth.
The fucking state of affairs though, in that both the skydiving and the abseiling resulted in less-than-dignified descents, and problems in the air:
After a colleague's life was saved through the attendance of HEMS, I decided to raise money for London's Air Ambulance because I still find it amazing that a vital emergency service that you or I would possibly have to rely on if caught up in a serious case of trauma is run on charitable donations. I mean – what the fuck? Seriously? So me shitting my pants for about an hour or two whilst waiting around underneath Europe's highest helipad was totally worth it.
It was pretty cool to see HEMS going about their business and off to potentially save a life whilst we were waiting around too:
Anyway, there's still time to donate if you want: http://londonsairambulance.co.uk/events/
And you can watch the abseil too (if you can be arsed):