Hogan Lovells Staff go Over the Edge... in Charity Abseil

LONDON, 16 November 2011 - Today, Friday 16 September 2011, 50 Hogan Lovells partners and staff abseiled to the ground from the eleventh floor of Hogan Lovells' iconic Atlantic House building on Holborn Viaduct. 

Now in its fifth year, the annual abseiling event raised around £14,000 for Action Against Hunger | ACF International and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, the charities supported through the global Hogan Lovells Touch fundraising initiative, with Hogan Lovells matching the £7,000 raised by participants as part of this initiative.

Richard Tyler, Chair of Hogan Lovells’ Touch committee, said:

"We are delighted that so many members of staff participated in the abseil this year to raise money for Action Against Hunger and Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, two enormously inspiring and deserving charities.

Our Touch campaign has proved to be a wonderful tool for bringing people together to help those less fortunate. The added bonus is that we have so much fun putting on events such as the abseil and our Legally Ballroom event, which will take place next month.”

Hogan Lovells would like to thank Vivat Bacchus for providing champagne to all participants on landing.


Notes to Editors

About Hogan Lovells Touch

Touch is Hogan Lovells' global matched charitable giving initiative. Touch provides a platform for the firm community to join together in supporting charities chosen by firm vote at a local and global level on a two-year cycle, starting on 1 January 2011. Touch activities have major benefits in promoting team working and integration at all levels, fostering team spirit and good morale, as well as delivering for chosen charities and contributing to our Citizenship objectives.

Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. Their life-saving research is focused on finding causes, improving diagnosis and treatments, and running ground breaking clinical trials for all blood cancer patients.

Action Against Hunger | ACF International is an international humanitarian organisation committed to ending child hunger. Recognised as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With over 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster and chronic food insecurity, Action Against Hunger runs life-saving programmes in over 40 countries benefitting five million people each year.

About Hogan Lovells


Hogan Lovells combines the breadth of business-oriented legal advice and high-quality service that clients have come to expect through working with its two founding firms – Hogan & Hartson and Lovells.

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