Jon Snow steps up

19 January 2011

Jon Snow

Channel 4 News presenter and renowned British journalist Jon Snow is feeling the heat as he prepares to take on Shelter’s tower-running challenge Vertical Rush.

The award-winning event, now in its third year, sees participants racing up the 920 steps of the City of London’s first skyscraper Tower 42 to raise money for our work with homeless and badly housed families. 

Mr Snow said: ‘I am calling on people up and down the country to join me when I leave the buzz of the newsroom and attempt to triumph over the soaring heights of Tower 42.

‘I’ve certainly come across some challenges in my career, from tackling election nights to heated debates with members of Parliament, but never had I imagined I would be attempting to race up nearly a thousand steps in record time.

‘During the course of my career, I have become very aware of the work that Shelter does – it was the first charity I ever became involved with in the very first year it was founded – after the BBC film Cathy Come Home. They still do a great job, more than 40 years later’.

Joining Jon Snow and hundreds of runners on Thursday 3 March to scale the dizzy heights of Tower 42 are ex-Hollyoaks actor and reality TV star Marcus Patrick and fitness trainer to the stars Matt Roberts.

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