With the growing success of The Jam at London Fields; we’ve decided to bring our charity climbing event over to our Tottenham Hale centre for the summer months! We are super proud that we’ve raised over £2,500 for local charity projects in Hackney. We would like to thank all the the climbers who came down to support the causes over the last 4 months in London Fields and we hope to see all your faces again during the summer events in Tottenham.
Please be aware that for the duration of the Tottenham events (June, July and August) The Jam will not be taking place in London Fields.
When are the events in Tottenham?
The Jam summer series will be running in Tottenham Hale for 3 months, on the last Thursday of each month. We’ve listed the dates and times below for you to add to your calendars!
- Thursday 30th June 2022 from 6pm
- Thursday 28th July 2022 from 6pm
- Thursday 25th August 2022 from 6pm
What to expect?
Our Tottenham Hale events will be ran very similar to the previous events in London Fields. There will be 25 brand new problems (v0-v7) going up on the day; the aim of the game is top as many of these new climbs as possible. Each top you get raises 50p to the chosen charity of the month. In summary, the more tops you make, the more money we’ll donate.
To log your tops you’ll need to make sure you are signed up on the Griptonite App. You will also need to scan a QR code through the app to enter the event. This QR code will be at reception. Please note you will need to pay a small £3 donation on top of your normal entry fee to enter The Jam.
The event will start at 6pm and will run until we close at 10:30pm. This is a one day only event.
We’ll also be running a raffle for all climbers who enter into the charity event. With loads of giveaways, expect the raffle to be drawn around 8:30pm.
But that’s not all, we’re going to have a live DJ at each event from 7pm to 9:30pm, beers on the night and as it’s summer…, ICE CREAMS! Trust us, you’ll want one of these after a few climbs.
Who are we supporting?
We’re supporting three different charities over the summer. As June is Pride month; we’ll be supporting London Friend (London Based LGBTQ+ support charity).
We’ve also got charities lined up for July and August. More about them on future posts.
Let’s get to know London Friend…
London Friend is the UK’s oldest LGBTQ+ charity, providing mental health and wellbeing support to our city’s communities. Volunteer-led, our skilled, reliable, and judgement-free teams have been delivering life-changing work to LGBTQ+ Londoners since 1972.
They offer help and advice to all LGBTQ+ people, providing one-to-one counselling, a range of social and support groups including coming out support, trans and non-binary support, creative groups, conversational English classes and more, Antidote, a specialist LGBT drug and alcohol service.
Their work is supported by over 100 dedicated volunteers, who collectively won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2016.
Visit londonfriend.org.uk for more details of how to get involved and information on how to self-refer for their services.
Find them on social media!
The event really is open to any climber no matter what their grade. The problems will all be in the V0-V7 range with most of the problems being under V5. The event is a time for you to climb with friends, or meet new ones, during a fun sociable evening with good tunes and fresh new climbs around the centre.
- Last Thursday of the month! First event 30th June from 6pm.
- 25 new problems.
- £3 donation plus normal entry fees.
- Your £3 donation will go straight to our chosen charity.
- Every top you log on Gritponite raises the donation pot by 50p.
- Live DJ from 7pm to 9:30pm
- Raffle draw on the night at 8:30pm
- We’ll be serving beers and ICE CREAM in the cafe.
- Charity of the month: London Friend.