Sky-high for charity

September 6, 2012

The Column

The Column, The Column-09-06-2012, Volume 8, Issue 16
Page Number: 6

Fasha Mahjoor, Founder and CEO of Phenomenex (Torrance, California, USA), will leap off the 87th floor of The Shard in London on 3 September to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity.

Fasha Mahjoor — Founder and CEO of Phenomenex (Torrance, California, USA) — will leap off the 87th floor of The Shard in London on 3 September to raise money for The Outward Bound Trust, an educational charity. Accompanied by a group, he will abseil down 1,056 feet of the tallest building in Europe: The highest ever attempted descent by a civilian.

Mahjoor’s goal is to raise a minimum of £150,000/€190,000 of which he has personally donated the initial £20,000/€25,000.Led by the Chairman of The Outward Bound Trust, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Prince Andrew, the charity has enabled over one million underprivileged youths to participate in outdoor programmes, providing important lessons in responsibility, teamwork and leadership.

Mahjoor commented: “Some may think I’ve gone a bit mad to undertake this challenge. But being that it’s for such a wonderful cause that I so very much believe in, I couldn’t possibly turn down the opportunity. To raise money to ensure that this programme continues to impact the lives of many more young people for years to come is simply a privilege.”

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