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Take The Leap with the Royal Marines in Glasgow


Scotland’s Commando Spirit Appeal is calling on participants to sign up for an eye-watering abseil from Glasgow’s Finnieston Crane with the Royal Marines on 25 July. Those who sign up by 3 July will get a discounted entry fee.

Take The Leap is a unique opportunity to meet and spend a day training with the Royal Marines before abseiling with them from the very top of Glasgow’s iconic Finnieston Crane.

The challenge will raise funds for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust and participants can continue fundraising for three months after the event, receiving help and support with their fundraising efforts along the way

Participants can sign up at:

A spokesperson for Commando Spirit said: ”Take The Leap is an amazing adrenalin rush and will give anyone, young or old, female or male awesome bragging rights.”

Commando Spirit creates and delivers life changing challenges, which offer once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for participants to show their courage and test their mettle against a substantial commando challenge. Each event offers a chance for those involved to gain a rare insight into what it means to be a Royal Marine Commando and raise life changing sums for Royal Marines and their families in need. Other events in the Commando Spirit Series include Escape The Dunker in which participants take on the formidable underwater escape training all Royal Marines have to face as part of their training; and Survive The Yomp the legendary 30-miler hike across Commando Country in the Scottish Highlands.

Encouraging participants to support the Commando Spirit events, Radio and TV Presenter Dermot O’Leary said: “I am delighted to support Commando Spirit; a great initiative to raise life changing funds for our Royal Marines and their families in need. I urge you to show your courage and sign up for a Commando Spirit challenge; a true test of guts and determination that will give you an insight into what it takes to be a Royal Marine.”

For more information about Commando Spirit, visit

Submitted by Kirsty Innes