Tower 42 hosted the annual Vertical Rush tower running event for Shelter on 9 March.

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Redwood has supported Tower 42 with the event since it began, with next year being the milestone 10 year anniversary.

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Philip Lewis, CEO of Kirsh Group – which owns Tower 42 – congratulates one of over 1,000 people that took part in the challenge to race the 932 steps to the top, raising an impressive £300,000 for housing and homelessness charity, Shelter in the process.

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Among the participants were teams from across the property industry, including British Land, Carter Jonas (pictured), Barton Willmore, Kennedy Wilson and Rapport Guest Services, who provide the front of house services at Tower 42 itself, amongst others.

The fastest property competitor was Jeremy Gibb, from Carter Jonas, who made it up the building’s 600 ft in 5 minutes and 30 seconds.

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Celebrity runners included Olympic gold rower Alex Gregory and long-term Shelter supporter Nell McAndrew.

Several members of the Royal Engineers participated, with full army gear on their backs, as well as a team of London firefighters.

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Barry Rushmer, General Manager of Tower 42, said: “I would like to congratulate everyone who took part in the largest Vertical Rush to date. It is no mean feat to make it up to the top of Tower 42, but with their sponsorship pledge every step counts to help Shelter’s vital work.”

The event has raised more than £2 million for Shelter over the past eight years, supporting the charity’s valuable work with families facing homelessness as well as providing expert advice, support and legal services to some of the UK’s most vulnerable people.