Santa Abseil

It's back! Take on our charity Santa Abseil at Cheddar Gorge.

For it's second year, you can take on our much anticipated and thrilling Santa Abseil challenge, tackling a 60ft drop over the breath-taking views of Cheddar Gorge. The challenge, abseil one Britain's most spectacular natural landmarks, all while dressed as Santa! This year there will be two abseil ropes, to give more people a chance to take part and enjoy supporting their local hospice, as well as give you the fun opportunity to abseil next to a friend! Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

No previous abseil experience required.

What you will receive

  • Santa suit
  • Safety briefing from Cave and Climb
  • Fundraising support from our Event Team

We can accept 12 people per 30-minute slot, please book onto your preferred time slot.

Each abseiler must pay £35 to secure their place as well as pledge to raise at least £125.

Your registration fee covers the cost of the abseil and your Santa Suit. By registering you automatically create a fundraising page which means you can start raising money straight away!

Hurry, places are selling out fast!

Sign up to the Santa Abseil now

By signing up to this event you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions.

Please note: For safety reasons we ask that participants restrict their supporters (friends and family) to two people on the day, where possible.

Your £125 sponsorship could pay for...

A specialist Community Nurse visit for one of our local patients being cared for at home


An hour’s support to a family member at home with one of our patients from an Adviceline nurse

If you raise over £200 before your abseil, we will give you a St Margaret’s bobble hat to say an extra special thank you! These can be collected from the registration desk on event day.

Rebecca and Alex Santa Abseil 2022Rebecca's story

Just five months after husband Kevin’s death, Rebecca and her son, Alex, bravely joined over 80 Santa’s and took part in a St Margaret’s fundraising first, abseiling down Cheddar Gorge to raise money to support hospice care. Rebecca said she will be ‘forever grateful’ for the support St Margaret’s gave her and Kevin in those final few days and it was this support that inspired her to want to do something to give back to the hospice. 

“I’d faced my greatest fear when I lost the love of my life, so I knew I could abseil down Cheddar Gorge. Alex and I decided to take on the challenge together in memory of his beloved Pa and we did it!”

You can read Rebecca's full story here.

Proudly sponsored by

HSBC proud sponsors of the New Year's Day Dip St Margaret's Hospice Somerset

Event details


Cheddar Gorge


Start: 2nd December, 2023 at 08:00 AM

End: 2nd December, 2023 at 04:00 PM

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