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Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing

Asperity's client services team went the extra mile - or rather, 42 floors - for its client Shelter by taking part in the charity's Vertical Rush challenge.

On 3rd March, 950 runners from all walks of life took part in the Vertical Rush fundraising event which challenged participants to run the 920 steps to the summit of Tower 42 - the City of London's second tallest skyscraper.

The annual event is part of the international Vertical World Circuit, a network of 9 tower-running events across the globe.

Six members of Asperity's client services team - including James Spink who is the Asperity account manager for client Shelter - joined participants to run up 42 floors to reach Vertigo 42, the champagne bar at the very top of the tower with magnificent views across London. Runners were given a thank-you reception including a celebratory drink and refreshments as they found out their running times.

The team achieved an impressive running time of less than ten minutes. The fastest run time for event was 4 minutes and 24 seconds.

As well as a great run time, the Asperity team can also be proud of raising money for a great cause.

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. The charity does this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.

The minimum amount the team had to fundraise was £750 but they far exceeded this and raised a grand total of £1377 for the cause.