Asperity staff raised over £3000 for client Shelter by running Vertical Rush for the second year in a row. Employees at Asperity doubled their efforts to raise twice as much as last year at the fundraising event that challenges participants to run up the 920 steps at Tower 42.
Joining the likes of Jon Snow and Gary Rhodes, a total of six teams from Asperity volunteered to take on the City of London’s tallest skyscraper this year, contributing to the record 1,200 Shelter supporters who raced to the top on 1st March 2012.
Vertical Rush is a unique sporting event in aid of the vulnerably housed and homeless charity Shelter, and this is the second year in a row that Asperity members have stepped up to the mark to show their support.
Runners set off in waves and ran up 42 floors to reach Vertigo 42, a champagne bar with magnificent views of the City.
Encouraging a very competitive display, James Spink the client account manager for Shelter led the way by beating his previous time of 8 minutes 12 by an entire minute. The fastest runner of the day was Max Wyatt who raced to the top in just 6 minutes, 19 seconds.