A taste for adrenaline: ANS abseils for RMCH


That’s right. More crazy antics from ANS. You’d think we would have learnt by now that there are less dangerous ways to raise funds for charity but where is the fun in that?! Another gruelling challenge and more people paying to watch us suffer…

On 29th June, 11 adrenaline junkies from ANS went to the top of the Crowne Plaza in Manchester, only to abseil back down – dressed as superheroes. From Wonder Woman, to Mr Incredible, from Supergirl, to Batman, our superheroes were a head-wobbling 195ft in the air. With nothing to hold on to but a rope and a nervous bladder, the team tipped over the edge and made their way down. It was a long way down to the bottom but with the support of family and friends cheering from below, the team reached the ground in one piece.

Of course, this isn’t usual weekend behaviour from our employees, this was all in aid of Humphrey’s Heroes, an initiative driven by the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. All funds raised will contribute towards the charity’s appeal to purchase state-of-the-art intra-operative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (iMRI) equipment that will revolutionise surgical care at RMCH. Our team managed to raise an incredible £2,000 for Humphrey's Heroes and we couldn't be more proud!

Watch the video to find out how the iMRI equipment could help save children’s lives and help so many families across Manchester. And if you want to donate to the appeal directly, click here.



We have been a partner of RMCH for 10 years now supporting the charity every step of the way. Each year we put ourselves through a gruelling challenge, from 10k runs to dragon boat racing, to the national three peaks challenge, all in the name of raising funds that will go towards saving countless children’s lives.

Our superheroes may be back on the ground in one piece but it’s not too late to donate! You will find the team’s and individual Just Giving pages here. Please give what you can to this amazing cause as it holds a very special place in our hearts.

Posted by Kate Auchterlonie