The Gherkin Challenge

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

38 floors. 1 amazing feeling.

Whether you walk or run, take your fundraising to new heights with our fantastic skyscraper challenge. There’ll be high-fives, amazing views and the clink of champagne glasses as you celebrate your achievement at the top.

Registration for the Gherkin Challenge is now closed but if you've signed up and have any questions about the day, please email 

"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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