The Gherkin Challenge

The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London, EC3A 8EP

38 floors. 1 amazing feeling.

Have you got what it takes to make it to the top? Whether you walk or run, take your fundraising to new heights at this fantastic tower event. There’ll be high-fives, amazing views and the clink of champagne glasses as you celebrate your achievement at the top.

The view is just one of the reasons you’ll feel on top of the world – you’ll also know that you’ve done something amazing for children.

How you can take on the Gherkin


Registration fee: £20
Fundraising target: £250

Team of five

Registration fee: £79
Fundraising target: £1,250

Premium entry

Includes Champagne lift pass: your friend takes the lift to celebrate with you at the top.

Registration fee: £45
Fundraising target: £250

Self payment option

Buy this ticket, climb to the top of the tower and raise what you can. 

Registration fee: £149
No fundraising target

"My daughter and I completed our first gherkin challenge this year. So much fun and we look forward to next year!! We had such good support from friends and family who helped us reach our target for this great charity. " 

"Thank you for an amazing event. It was my first and definitely will be coming back every year."

"Loved every minute, thanks for letting me be part of it"

"Thanks NSPCC for another great event. Managed to be a bit faster than last year and I hope to go quicker next year."

What you'll get

Champagne reception

Champagne reception

Training and support

Training and support

A great day out!

A great day out

Why fundraise? 

We ask everyone to commit to raising at least £250 - and to return this money by the end of November. 

By raising £250, you could help our Childline counsellors speak to 60 children who reach out for support.

Set up a Virgin Money Giving or Just Giving page and to take your fundraising to the next level. 

How long does it take? 

It could take you 7 minutes or 40 minutes to climb the stairs and reach the top. 

Whether you walk or run, you'll enjoy a champagne reception and amazing views at the top.

And if you get the premium ticket, you'll even be able to meet a friend at the top of the tower after they get the lift up. 

If you would like any more information, please email us on

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