Individuals from Hand Picked Hotels, Delaware North, the Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill, were among the participants in the abseil off the UK's tallest sculpture, created for the London 2012 Olympics, enjoying views of up to 20 miles.
Together they raised £13,000 for the charity's KickStart programme, which supports school and college leavers on their path to employment within the hospitality industry.
Felicity Archdale of UKinbound took part in the event as one of the trade associaiton's first activities in collaboration with its new charity partner, Springboard. "My thanks go to Springboard for providing such a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," she said.
As part of its 25th birthday celebrations this year - during which the charity aims to raise £250,000 - Springboard is calling on the industry to support its work by taking part in an event or holding a fundraising challenge.