Abseilers take the plunge off Lowestoft’s Orbis Energy building

Forty fundraisers spiced up their day by abseiling 100 feet down the OrbisEnergy building at Lowestoft.

Spectators offered their encouragement as individuals and teams of four took part in the event, which is expected to raise about �8,000 for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.

The youngest participant was 17-year-old Jasmin Stringer, from Lowestoft; the oldest, Denis Lines, who also lives locally, completed the feat days ahead of his 67th birthday and raised the biggest individual charity sum of �600. Melinda Pearce, who works at the centre at Ness Point, made the descent on Sunday in fancy dress – as Tigger.

CLIC Sargent fundraising manager Annie Thomas said: 'This was the one and only time an abseil was allowed off the building. It was a great way for people to challenge themselves and help make a difference to the lives of children and young people with cancer.'