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Challenge Event Series

Fundraising events are one of the most important ways that we raise money to sustain our programme of good works across Manchester. But at We Love MCR Charity, much like our city, we tend to do things a bit differently...

Each year, we host unique mind-over-matter fundraisers as part of our Challenge Event Series. The Series gives our loyal supporters a chance to raise vital funds for our work, whilst coming away with unforgettable memories!

In 2021 we held a never-before-seen firewalk over blazing hot coals right in the heart of Manchester city centre, in front of Central Library in St. Peter's Square, and in 2022 we are giving We Love MCR supporters a chance to take part in possibly the highest abseil Manchester has ever seen!


What 2023 has in store, time can only tell...


  • Castlefield - Sat 16th July   NOW SOLD OUT

NEW DATE ADDED: Sunday 17th July

The next instalment of our Challenge Event Series is an exhilarating abseil from the dizzying heights of One Regent's 270-foot-tall tower in Castlefield!

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see Manchester from such an incredible height by abseiling down one of its newest buildings. Prospective abseilers will be helping us raise vital funds for our vital support for our city's communities and ambitious young people, whilst having an amazing experience.

We've experienced so much interest we have had to put on a second day, Sunday 17th July! Limited spaces left - ACT NOW!

Act NOW to secure your place. Please take these steps to Register:​

  1. Make sure you read the technical requirements and accessibility notes below.

  2. Fill out the registration form at this link. Forms are submitted to us in date-order, do this now so you have the best chance to secure your place. We will email in acknowledgement.

  3. Pay an event entry fee of £30, which helps to cover the costs of our expert abseil provider. Payments can be made on JustGiving via this link. (Make sure you select “One-Off” payment option). Please then email your receipt to nicholas.clarke@manchester.gov.uk to confirm your payment. 

  4. Set up an online JustGiving Sponsorship Page by pressing the 'Start Fundraising' button on this page here, then send your individual Fundraising Page link via email to nicholas.clarke@manchester.gov.uk . We require you to set a minimum fundraising target of £200 on your page (or higher if you prefer), and to raise at least £200, as a condition of participating in the abseil.  

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View from the roof!

The Technical Requirements 

Our expert abseil providers have advised that participants must be 16+ years of age, and cannot exceed a weight of 15.8 stone/100kg. For such a long drop, the number of places will be limited to 80 places per day – available on a first-come first-served basis.


Accessibility notes: the building has a lift that goes to the 25th floor. From there, to access the roof there is a 10ft vertical ladder (pictured). Please only sign up if you can climb this ladder. If you want further info please get in touch. 


Past Events

We Love MCR Firewalk

  • St. Peter's Square - Thursday 13th October 2021

50 fearless firewalkers joined us for the most daring challenge the City centre has seen for a long time!

Over £18,000 was raised in the end, making it the most successful self-ran fundraising event in We Love MCR history!

Take a look at the story posted the day after the event to get a flavour of the night.