Boparan Charitable Trust Big Abseil!

19 March 2024

An adrenaline fuelled team of fundraising abseilers scaled the Wesleyan Building, in the heart of Birmingham’s business district, for the Boparan Charitable Trust Big Abseil.

Part of this team included colleagues from across 2 Sisters who stepped over the edge to help change the lives of children with disabilities, life limited conditions and those in extreme poverty.

These included Helen Bayliss, Jonathan Russell, Chris Collicott, and Hugo Lopes, who were cheered on by friends, family and the charity team, as they enjoyed epic views from across Birmingham on the way down.

Some of the abseilers had extra special reasons for taking part. Hugo Lopes from Thetford said: “I am taking on this challenge to honour my disabled son and thousands of other children like him that face a myriad of challenges in their daily lives, but never let it tear them down and always manage to get a smile on their face”.

Hugo took on the challenge wearing a Spiderman costume bringing a huge smile to his watching son.

Chris Collicutt, from Procurement, took on the challenge to raise awareness of the challenges and frustrations of speech issues for young people, with his fundraising going directly to help children battling these issues.

Baljinder Boparan, Trustee for the charity, said: “It was amazing to see the energy and excitement throughout the day. Friends and family cheering on their abseilers. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken on the challenge to help support a brighter future for children across the UK.”

The total raised for the event continues to grow, but to date stands at £14,500 to support the work of the Boparan Charitable Trust.

Find out more about the work of the Boparan Charitable Trust, visit

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