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June 20, 2016

Gherkin Challenge: mission complete!

Gherkin Challenge 2016

On Sunday 19 June, 11 enthusiastic members of our London studio team tackled the 1,000 step challenge to the top of the Gherkin building in support of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Initiative champion Greta Kriovaite was joined by Adrian Baker, Andrea Wiggett, Emma Smith, Guy West-McDonald, Jeni Durkson, Liesbeth Wright, Max Lishmund, Natasha Bonugli, Olivia Giangrasso and Purvi Parikh in a brave climb to the top.

The team's ultimate goal was to raise awareness and funds for NSPCC, the leading children's charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. NSPCC helps children who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk and find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening. The Unispace team is proud to have raised £2,287 as a contribution to this important cause.

The gold medal for speed on the day went to Max Lishmund, Principal – Design, who climbed the 38 floors to the top of the building in 7:52 minutes! Impressively, the entire team managed the climb under 12.5 minutes.

A much deserved glass of bubbles and breath taking views over London and the neighbouring Shard were enjoyed afterward.

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