London Landmarks skyscraper challenge 2023

Date: 9th and 10th September 2023
Registration fee: £30
Fundraising target: £1,000
Location: London

The London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge with Dementia UK is the first event of its kind in the world – and it’s only available through charity places!

It’s taking place in central London at one of the capital’s most iconic skyscrapers – The Cheesegrater – on 9th and 10th September 2023.

The challenge:

This exhilarating event combines a tower run up 42 floors of The Cheesegrater before a jaw-dropping 200-metre abseil back down to the ground. The challenge is a chance to experience London like never before, with breath-taking views of its famous landmarks, including the Tower of London, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Shard.

Are you brave enough to take on the London Landmarks Skyscraper Challenge for Dementia UK?

Challenge yourself and help raise vital funds so our specialist dementia nurses can provide life-changing support to more families facing dementia.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

When joining #TeamDementiaUK you’ll receive
  • A dedicated member of the fundraising team to support you
  • A fundraising guide, as well as fundraising advice, hints and tips in the build up to the event
  • A branded Dementia UK sports top
  • A range of Dementia UK fundraising materials (collection buckets, posters, balloons, etc.) to make any events you hold look amazing
Top tips for fundraising success

Every penny you raise from your event will help our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses provide a lifeline to more families facing dementia – and we’re here to support you every step of the way. 

Fundraising ideas 

Organising another fundraising activity alongside your main challenge will help you smash your goal. Here are some ideas: 

  • host a quiz 
  • arrange a raffle 
  • hold a sweepstake on how long your tower run will take
  • organise a bake sale at home, at work or in your community 
  • create a sponsored playlist, where supporters donate to add their choice of song 

Your fundraising welcome pack 

Once you’ve signed up for your challenge, we’ll send you a fundraising welcome pack that’s full of advice on how to meet – and beat – your target.  


Setting up a JustGiving page is a great way to fundraise online. Share your link with family, friends and colleagues, and watch the donations roll in.  

You can use JustGiving to explain why you’re taking on your challenge for Dementia UK, keep track of how much you’ve raised, and even share your training progress using Strava so your supporters can see how well you’re doing. The more you update and share your JustGiving page, the more donations you’ll receive. 

Gift Aid 

If your supporters are UK taxpayers and their donation is voluntary (not proceeds of a sale), we can claim an extra 25p for every £1 donated – at no extra cost to them. Make sure they fill in the Gift Aid form in your fundraising pack or tick the correct boxes if they’re donating online. 

Sending in your donations 

If you’re fundraising through JustGiving, the donations will automatically come to us. If you’ve got cash to pay in, you can do this online, by phone, by bank transfer or by post. 

Click here to find out how to pay in your donations.  

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Our terms and conditions

We ask that all charity place participants read and agree to our terms and conditions. Please read them here.