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One-off chance to scale James Bond skyscraper

What: OPERATION: SKYRACE, a 1000-stair climb u chanel sac pas cher p the skyscraper from James Bond’s Skyfall

Why: Help raise money – or should that be Miss Moneypenny? – for the life-changing work of charity Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)

The event offers a rare chance to get up to the top 39th floor of the iconic tower with fantastic views of London’s skyline – the only thing in the way is its 842 steps!

Celebrate the forthcoming James Bond movie Spectre as London’s iconic Heron Tower joins forces with charity Action on Hearing Loss to offer all would-be secret agents an exclusive chance to climb to the top of the City of London’s tallest building.

For those who would take the 39 floors in their stride, the charity has announced a new partnership with Tower Running UK to provide the ultimate challenge and host the inaugural Tower Running UK Championship Final. Action on Hearing Loss has guaranteed early starts on 13 December for all those hoping to compete for the elite fitness title.

The Heron Tower skyscraper featured in James Bond’s last movie Skyfall, as well as many other films – so this literally is your chance to follow in 007’s footsteps. You can cast your golden eye over panoramic views of the capital and the Home Counties as you power up the tower’s distinctive glass-walled staircase.

David Steadman, Executive Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Action on Hearing Loss, said: “This sponsored stair-climb is one of the most unique – and normally private – skyscrapers that will test your talent, offering stunning views for your eyes only whilst doing something incredible for a great cause.

“Currently hearing loss affects one in six of us, but could affect us all one day, which is why we’re calling on people to take some small steps up this soaring tower and help make a big difference in the lives of people confronting deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus across the UK.”

Last year almost 250 people took part in the charity’s BT Tower Climb, including Mat Gilbert, the UK’s only deaf professional sportsman and five-year-old Reuben O’Hara who was inspired by his deaf granddad, raising tens of thousands of pounds in support of the charity’s community services and ground-breaking research into a cure for hearing loss and tinnitus.

When: Sunday 13 December 2015, between 10am-4pm

Where: Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AY

Tickets are available now at £25 per person or just £100 per team of five by visiting actiononhearingloss.org.uk/skyrace or contacting the Events team on 020 7296 8172 or events@hearingloss.org.uk

Alternatively, for those who still want to take in the views but avoid the stairs, an exclusive £20 Secret Agent lift pass is available for the Heron Tower’s glass lifts that scale the outside of the skyscraper.

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