Update: Due to circumstances out of our control, The Big Drop has been rescheduled to Saturday 12th October 2019. We've also added two more afternoon slots between 4PM and 6PM. We look forward to seeing you there.

Dare to go over the edge of Birmingham’s iconic Custard Factory?

Brave new heights and join us at the Custard Factory for our 40th Anniversary Abseil. Take in the amazing Birmingham skyline as you rappel alongside the Green Man sculpture. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie or want to overcome your fears, our abseil will give you that WOW factor whilst raising vital funds.

Located in the heart of Digbeth and Birmingham, the Custard Factory is known for its alternative culture and great days out. Bring your friends and family down to support you as you abseil the equivalent of 7 double-decker buses! Make a day of it and enjoy everything the Custard Factory has to offer.

Date: Saturday 12th October 2019

Start Your Abseil!

Join the party in our 40th year by dressing up in 70’s gear or your favourite fancy dress outfit! Make your abseil unique with you dazzling costumes and get your picture taken whilst hanging over the edge.

We have time slots throughout the day between 10am and 6pm. You will briefed and taken up to the roof in groups so you won’t be waiting around for long. Select whether you would like to abseil in the morning or afternoon when booking and we will allocate you an hour time slot. Give us an idea of your preferred time and we will try our best to match this (allow 30 minutes before to be briefed).


Sign-up and secure your place at this exciting event and we are asking that you raise a minimum of £100 sponsorship. You'll receive a fundraising pack which will help you easily achieve this target in no time. This could help pay for a Nebuliser, an essential piece of kit to care for individuals with respiratory disorders.

Why not set yourself a higher target of £200 which could help fund emotional and practical support, giving people back their confidence and zest for life? Raise over £200 and you'll be entered into a draw for a mystery grand prize.

It’s an unforgettable experience, and back on the ground, the money you raise will be used to fund our vital end of life care services and provide support for individuals living with life limiting illnesses.

Secure Your Place!

If you can't do the 12th October or looking for a team building day, not to worry! We have another abseil at the Wesleyan Building on the 21st September: Click here!


There is no weight limit, but there is a maximum size for the harness: chest - 115cm, waist - 150cm, leg - 90cm. The minimum age is 16 years old and all under 18s will need an additional parental consent so a parent/legal guardian must attend on the day.

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