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The Descent of The Shard is being organised in order to raise a landmark sum for two charities dedicated to helping those facing personal and physical challenges.


We are looking to raise funds for two priority activities. First and foremost, to endow bursaries for young people from financially disadvantaged backgrounds to attend an Outward Bound® programme, including schoolchildren from within the Southwark community which neighbours The Shard. Second, to support the completion of a major £1.8m redevelopment of our Aberdovey centre in North Wales, from which the very first Outward Bound course took place in 1941.



Royal Marines Charitable Trust fund
We have challenged ourselves and our supporters to raise £6m by 2014 in order to secure the vital work we do. This ranges from supporting wounded Royal Marines through recovery, helping the severely injured through the transition into civilian life, and giving financial and emotional assistance to bereaved families as they rebuild their lives.

The Outward Bound Trust Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund The Royal Marines Commando Spirit London Bridge Quarter Sellar Property Group