Media Release: Win dinner in the sky and raise funds for ENABLE Scotland


JAMIE Oliver’s Glasgow restaurant, Jamie’s Italian, has joined forces with ENABLE Scotland and The Titan Crane to launch a truly unique and quirky fundraising experience in Scotland this summer.

Bookings are now being taken for teams of four to abseil from Scotland’s Titan Crane on 20 August.

Every team that raises  the minimum £450 in sponsorship will have the chance to  win an amazing money-can’t-buy prize – to have dinner served to them 150ft up in the air, on top of the Titan Crane, courtesy of celebrity chef, Jamie Oliver’s Glasgow restaurant – Jamie’s Italian.

This will be the first time that dinner has been served at the top of the iconic crane and the combination of fine food and breathtaking views will make it a truly unique and exhilarating experience.

The teams of four will abseil from the 150-foot crane which sits on the banks of the river Clyde for learning disability charity, ENABLE Scotland.

Says a spokesperson: “The charity has been running abseils from the Titan Crane for three years now in partnership with the Glasgow Climbing Centre, so can promise a safe and well-run event that will provide you with a total adrenalin rush.

“As well as being in with a chance of winning dinner by raising the minimum sponsorship, the team that raises the most money overall will also win this money can’t buy prize, and our two winning teams can each bring four guests.”

ENABLE Scotland’s fundraising manager, Jill MacRae, said: “Just looking up at the crane is amazing  but once you are up on top, well it really is breath-taking.

“Being able to sit up there and eat fabulous food from Jamie’s Italian is so totally crazy yet wonderful that we knew we had to make it happen. It will certainly be an experience of a lifetime.”

Company teams, teams of friends, family teams – anyone and everyone is welcome. No previous abseiling experience is necessary as all training will be given on the day.

To find out more and sign up go to or ring the fundraising team on 0141 225 1623


Picture details

Jon Wood, chef at Jamie’s Italian in Glasgow, pictured with Keegan Friel (signed up the first team for the abseil) Gordon Ashwood (The Titan Crane), Ross Ward (ENABLE Scotland ambassador who has completed the Titan Abseil nine times) and Natalie Boyle of ENABLE Scotland.

Notes to Editors

£8 buys an hour of support for a child with learning disabilities to join in at Brownies for the first time.

£10 pays for a communication passport to give a voice to a person who can’t communicate verbally.

£25 buys books to help a person with a learning disability to deal with a bereavement.

£50 pays for a training buddy to give a person with a learning disability the freedom to travel independently.

£20 registration fee

£130 sponsorship is enough to change people’s lives.

ENABLE Scotland

  • ENABLE Scotland is one of Scotland’s leading charities for children and adults who have learning disabilities and their families and carers.
  • ENABLE Scotland campaigns for people who have learning disabilities to live full and independent lives.
  • ENABLE Scotland is a member-led organisation formed in 1954 by a group of families. Local ENABLE branches are made up of volunteers – mostly people who have a learning disability, their families and carers.
  • 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability. The most well known learning disability is Down’s Syndrome, although there are many others.
  • ENABLE Scotland provides services, information and advice to allow people who have a learning disability to live, work and take part in their communities – living the life they want.

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