The Felix Project set to conquer new heights with festive challenge 23.08.23

The Felix Project is set to conquer new heights as the food charity launches its first ever challenge event.

The first Santa Stair Climb 2023, in partnership with Canary Wharf Group, will take place on Sunday 19th November 2023 at One Canada Square in Canary Wharf and will help deliver over three quarter of a million meals to hungry Londoners.  

The charity is looking for people to step up and register to complete 1,031 steps of the iconic Canary Wharf skyscraper. The challenge will be to climb to the 48th floor where finishers will be able to take in spectacular views of London.

The Felix Project anticipates the event will enable it to deliver over 870,000 meals to people across the capital who are struggling to afford to put food on the table.

Charlotte Hill OBE, CEO at The Felix Project said: “We know this winter is set to be a very worrying time for so many, but particularly for those on low incomes. Last year high energy and food prices left many facing the impossible choice between heating and eating, we saw unprecedented levels of need and we expect this year to be just as bad. It is vital The Felix Project is there to give as much food as it can to the incredible organisations who are feeding people facing food insecurity.”

This unique and fun event is one of the many ways Canary Wharf Group is working in partnership with The Felix Project. As well as providing the stairs, Canary Wharf Group have arranged activities and exclusive offers available to participants and their families, helping kick off their festive celebrations.

Shobi Khan, CEO of Canary Wharf Group said: “We are delighted to be hosting The Felix Project’s first ever challenge event at One Canada Square this November.  Our partnership with The Felix Project launched in May with the creation of the Canary Wharf Green Scheme – which is already saving hundreds of kilos of food from going to waste and distributing it straight to those who need it through community organisations in Tower Hamlets.  Through supporting the Santa Stair Climb, our goal is to donate 870,000 meals to those who need it most in the capital. So I encourage anyone who enjoys a challenge to register your place today and help us raise funds for this important cause.”

The Felix Project helps feed hundreds of thousands of people every day by rescuing good quality surplus food and distributing it to over 1,000 community groups and schools in every London borough who help those experiencing food insecurity.

Registrations for the stair climb will go live on Tuesday 22 August and to celebrate, One Canada Squares iconic pyramid will glow green for the evening. Keeping to the colour theme, participants will also be given a green Santa hat and outfit for the challenge.

Click here to find out more and register your spot


For further information, please contact:

Amy Heritage
The Felix Project

Notes to Editors

About The Felix Project:

  • The Felix Project is London’s largest food redistribution charity
  • Founded in 2016 it rescues good food that cannot be sold and delivers it directly to around 1,000 organisations and schools that support those in need
  • Our vision is a London where no one goes hungry and good food is never wasted
  • In 2022 we deliveredenough to food to make more than 29million meals
  • For more information,

LinkedIn: @thefelixproject
Instagram: @thefelixproject
Twitter: @felixprojectuk

About Canary Wharf Group:

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 9 million square feet of mixed-use space and over 1,100 Build to Rent apartments. 

CWG is a sustainable developer in the UK and also excels operationally as it has purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and sent zero waste to landfill since 2009. 

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live, work and thrive on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to 16.5 acres of green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme. Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 70 bars, cafes and restaurants and over 300 shops, including 8 grocery stores, pharmacies and health clubs all within 15 minutes’ walk.
LinkedIn: @CanaryWharfGroup
Instagram: @canarywharflondon
Twitter: @CanaryWharfGrp / @Level39CW