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.

Thank you to everyone who took part this year it was such a fantastic day. Keep an eye out on the Team NSPCC Facebook page for photos from the day!

Interested in taking part?

Our registrations have not yet opened for 2019, but register your interest below and we will be in touch as soon as they do.

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"The team were brilliantly organised and the people cheering on the stairs were wonderful! The reception at the top was fantastic with so many cheerful faces and congratulations, immensely kind. Thanks so much for such a great experience."

"The event was brilliant. We all enjoyed it tremendously. It was very organised. All the NSPCC people were charming and helpful. The challenge was fun, and the reception at the top of the Gherkin was very enjoyable. Looking forward to the next challenge!"

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

2018 highlights

Nearly there...

Gherkin Challenge NSPCC

Thumbs up...

Gherkin Challenge NSPCC

We made it!

Gherkin Challenge NSPCC

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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