One of the most ambitious fundraising events the City of London, City Three Peaks, has seen charity organisers The Outward Bound Trust and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity shortlisted in the National Fundraising Awards 2016 for Best Use of Events.

On Monday 7 September 2015, 40 brave men and women abseiled three of London’s most iconic buildings; 30 St Mary's Axe, The Leadenhall Building and 20 Fenchurch Street – otherwise known as The Gherkin, The Cheesegrater and The Walkie-Talkie. With 564m/1916ft of descent, City Three Peaks was the longest civilian abseil in history and the first time that anyone had abseiled these three buildings before.

Commenting on the nomination, Alasdair Akass, Director of Marketing and Communications at The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity said: “The City Three Peaks has left an extraordinary legacy on the charity, both in terms of its spectacle and the monies raised. We’re delighted to have received this nomination.”

An Awards Dinner will place at the Troxy in London on 29 November where the winner will be announced. Other charities in the Best Use of Events category include Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Macmillan Cancer Support, SOS Africa and The Hospice of St Francis.

The City Three Peaks raised over £2m for The Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. The life-changing sum was made possible by the partnership approach to the challenge between the two charities and the three buildings.

The unique collaboration will benefit the lives of young people as well as serving and formal naval personnel and their families in the UK for years to come.