Clatterbridge Private’s Dr Raj Sripadam and Grace Walker abseil 150ft to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity

Photograph of Grace Walker, Clatterbridge Private Clinic Receptionist, and Dr Ray Sripadam, Consultant, after taking part in the Clatterbidge Charity Abseil 2024.

Last month, October 2023, two members of the Clatterbridge Private Clinic team abseiled down the side of the Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool to raise funds for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity. Dr Raj Sripadam, Consultant in Clinical Oncology, and Grace Walker, Clatterbridge Private Clinic Receptionist, took on this nail-biting challenge as they both wanted to support the great work that Clatterbridge does throughout Liverpool.

The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity raises funds to support and grow Clatterbridge’s cancer services. The money raised helps to improve patient experience and fund vital research and the latest therapies and innovations in cancer treatment.

Clatterbridge Cancer Charity is the only dedicated charity for patients and research at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. It is only thanks to support from fundraising events like this charity abseil and through donations that they can help make the Clatterbridge hospitals such a special place for patients to get the best possible care and fund their life-saving research. Clatterbridge Private Clinic is proud to support this most worthy and wonderful charity.

Our brave colleagues took on the challenge, and it was amazing to see them as they scaled down our building, breezing past windows of onlooking patients and staff cheering them on. It was amazing to see, and we’re all so proud of them both. After the event, we caught up with both Grace and Dr Raj to ask them how it went and how they felt after their thrilling abseil. Grace said she wanted to complete the challenge to raise money as her family had benefitted from the excellent care delivered in Liverpool. Speaking after the event, Grace said:

“It was very scary as I looked down from the roof and then manoeuvred myself out on the rope to begin the descent down the side of the building. My nerves got worse as I began, but what really encouraged me and got me through was to see the patients waving from the windows as I slowly went down.”

Grace Walker, Receptionist at the Clatterbridge Private Clinic holding her medal after abseiling down the Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital in Liverpool to raise money for the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

Dr Raj said: “Members of my family and colleagues from the private clinic were there encouraging me as well. After I got down, I felt exhilarated to have done it and raised the money.”

Well done to both Grace and Dr Raj. We’re all so proud of you for taking on this challenge, and thank you for raising the much-needed funds to support and grow cancer services for Clatterbridge patients throughout the Northwest!

A photograph of two people abseiling down the Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital Liverpool.

This year was the very first abseil down the side of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool. Over 150 people joined the Clatterbridge team to conquer their fears and abseil 150ft down the side of the hospital. It was a truly fantastic weekend for all involved, and thanks to everyone’s support, the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity has raised more than £60,000!

If you want to take part in the next Clatterbridge Charity Abseil 2024, you can get in touch with the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity Events Team at or by calling 0151 556 5566. Why not try this adrenaline-pumping abseil for yourself and raise money for a great cause in the process?