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Businessman braves 210m-high zip wire for charity

A thrill-seeking director from Milton Keynes-based business KAM Project Consultants soared across a 210m-high zip wire on 16 September, raising over £11,000 and rising for The Fire Fighters Charity.

Piers Ridout was the first person to test the zip line in advance of a 2019 charity zip line event, which is being organised by the London Fire Brigade, and smashed his original target of £5,000.

Piers first endured an hour climb up 21 storeys to reach the top of the Littlebrook Power Station’s chimney in East London, before courageously leaping off the 210m high chimney and landing safely next to the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.

Littlebrook Power Station’s chimney stands at 210 meters, which is over four times the height of Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square.

All of the funds raised have gone towards The Fire Fighters Charity, which provides life-enhancing services to the fire and rescue community.

Piers said: “The whole day was completely surreal. Leaping off a 210m tall chimney is an indescribable feeling and an experience that I will never forget.

“I’d like to thank my team at KAM Project Consultants, our clients, friends and family members for being so supportive during the build up to this event and for donating to this extremely worthy cause.”

Piers joined KAM Project Consultants in 2015, which is a firm made up of highly-experienced project managers who deliver schemes across the industrial/distribution and varied commercial markets.

Kevin Sims, director at KAM Project Consultants, said: “There’s been a lot of excitement in the office during the lead up to the zip wire and it was fantastic to see Piers finally taking on this amazing feat. A massive thank you to all of our corporate donors and the friends of KAM Project Consultants for donating to this worthy cause, and of course a big congratulations to Piers.”

Piers was followed down the zip line by Jonathan Maher from Bericote Properties and Alex Hadden from Brown and Mason.

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