Duncan Bannatyne to take part in 2010 Vertical Rush event for Shelter

Businessman and Dragon’s Den star Duncan Bannatyne will be attempting to conquer Vertical Rush on February 25th and is urging other people to join him.

The challenge, which is the original and biggest running event of its kind in the UK, sees participants race up the 42 floors of London’s Tower 42, which is the tallest building in the City.  It is all in aid of raising money for the housing charity Shelter.

This is the second year that Duncan is tackling the 920 steps and he will be hoping to do this in something close to the average time of 8 minutes 4 seconds.  He said Vertical Rush is a “challenging event”, but if he can do it, then anyone can give it a go.

“I think Shelter’s cause is incredibly important, finding a safe and secure home for everyone and I hope this year I will help them smash their fundraising target of £250,000,” the entrepreneur added.

Other famous faces that participated in Vertical Rush 2009 included Gladiator Tempest and Blue Peter’s Andrew Akinwolere.

For more information about the event, click here.