KWB charity abseil raises nearly £32,000 for Edward’s Trust

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The final fundraising total is in for the KWB abseil 2023! The 100-metre charity abseil in aid of Edward’s Trust raised an incredible £31,781.70!

We’d like to extend a huge thankyou to everyone who contributed to the day in June – making it such a success.

Every penny that was raised has gone to Birmingham-based Edward’s Trust, which supports children and families across the West Midlands who are facing loss and bereavement.

Some of the KWB abseil 2023 team getting ready to descend the 100-metre Bank Tower 2.
[L-R] Paul Warder – Senior Surveyor, Jacob Davies – Accounts Assistant, Emma Bird – Area Manager for KWB Corporate Cleaning, Martin Cook – Head of Valuation & Lease Advisory

The event itself was brilliant fun. It was spectacular to see nearly 70 abseilers descending the 33-storey Bank Tower 2 in Birmingham city centre – no doubt it was an unforgettable experience for many of them! The BBC even came down for a live interview!

KWB’s Jo Spencer, who organised the KWB abseil 2023, said: “After totting up the final amount we were just amazed to find we had collected nearly £32,000. I don’t think we could have imagined raising that much money – especially in the current economic climate!

“We are extremely thankful to all the individuals and businesses who supported the abseil. The money will make a real difference for Edward’s Trust, and I hope that other companies will consider holding events like this for the charity, as they rely on donations to operate.”

Supporters taking part in the KWB abseil 2023, raising money for the Edward's Trust charity.
Celebrations at the bottom of The Bank Tower 2

Clare Martin, CEO at Edward’s Trust, added We are so grateful to KWB for organising this hugely successful fundraising challenge for us. £31,781.70 is an incredible amount of money raised and enables us to offer 318 hours of qualified counselling and holistic support to bereaved children, young people and parents in the West Midlands.

“We do not set time limits for our counselling and wellbeing support, and our service is completely free. With no government funding, we rely on wonderful corporates like KWB and other generous supporters to help us to raise funds to keep this vital service going. A massive thankyou to KWB and all those brave supporters who abseiled an amazing 100 metres for Edward’s Trust.”

With thanks to: Dolomite Training, Regal Property Group, Our Training Department, Harworth Group, JM Glendinning, The Binding Site, Nant Ltd, Halesowen BID, Beam and WS Gardens.

Watch a short video of the day, created by Edward’s Trust:

For more information on how to provide corporate support to Edward’s Trust, contact Lucy Goodway at