Multi award winning contract and events caterer, KUDOS, hosted runners from the charity event, ‘The Vertical Rush’ at Gibson Hall for the ninth consecutive year.
The race, organised by Shelter, is an annual event that challenges contestants to conquer 932 steps and 600ft, in London’s third tallest skyscraper, Tower 42. Event preparation began at 6:30am, where 70 volunteers and staff primed Gibson Hall for pre and post-race briefings for 12,000 runners; with the first wave of runners starting the intensive endeavour at 8:00am and the last wave finishing at 5:30pm.
KUDOS, who annually hosts the charity, offered a heavily discounted charity venue hire rate for exclusive access to the whole venue, which allowed runners to get changed, have an initial warm-up, relax and subsequently refuel after the gruelling event. KUDOS also arranged complimentary furniture hire, as well as food and beverages being supplied at subject to a minimum spend which included: homemade cranberry flapjacks which slowly release energy, mini Danish pastries to boost short term energy, a selection of fresh fruit and a selection of teas, coffee, soft drinks, fruit cordial and water.
Peter Bruun, Senior Partner of KUDOS commented: “We’re thrilled that we could host runners from the ‘Vertical Rush’ here at Gibson Hall once again.”
Bruun continued: “Taking part in an event like this is no easy feat and we at KUDOS are happy to have played our part in allowing the runners to raise money for a worthy cause, as part of our ongoing commitment to charity.”
Lawrence Orr, Head of Challenge Events from Shelter said: “Gibson Hall has played a key role in the continued success of Vertical Rush over the past 9 years. It’s the perfect space for runners to soak up the incredible atmosphere on race day and enjoy some well-earned refreshments post-race.”
The event, saw a total of £300,000 being raised for Shelter, who require these vital funds for those struggling with homelessness and bad housing throughout Britain.
Gibson Hall is a multipurpose events venue which houses three individual spaces used for a multitude of events spanning from weddings to exhibitions, fashion shows, Christmas parties and corporate events.