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For most of us, the notion of abseiling down the side of a 1,000-foot skyscraper is a categorical "no." But for Jemma Daley, a Hong Kong-based Scottish native, it's not just a challenge; it's a mission.
On November 25, Daley, alongside several other adrenaline enthusiasts, will embark on a gravity-defying descent from the iconic One Island East, all in the name of raising awareness and funds for Outward Bound Hong Kong.
This daring feat comes hot on the heels of Daley’s participation in an offshore sailing expedition organized by the charity, where 15 women sailed non-stop from Hong Kong to Japan for 15 days, marking the first all-female expedition from the city. The experience left a mark on Daley, who explained, “It left me with a newfound inner confidence in my capabilities and resilience because the expedition threw us some real challenges that we did not foresee.”
"The work of Outward Bound is so important to me because they take these individuals under their wing, involve them in outdoor courses, and build their confidence so that they can take that crucial first step into the world."
Outward Bound Hong Kong, a charity committed to youth, self and community empowerment through challenging experiences, has been a beacon for countless individuals seeking transformative adventures.
"We all know the life-changing impact of taking that first step and how different our own lives would be if we hadn't had the opportunity," Daley reflects.
On November 25, the backdrop of One Island East will witness an extraordinary display of courage, determination and a collective commitment to empowering youth through challenging experiences.
“Our young people are our future,” writes the Outward Bound website. “We have a responsibility to ensure that they are adequately prepared for their future.” The benefits of providing quality outdoor experiential education are well known, and every Hong Kong youth deserves to benefit so that they can be part of Hong Kong's successful future.”
- Where – One Island East
- When – November 25
- Website – To donate to support Daley and the charity, click here