Charity abseil from Norwich’s Norfolk Tower for East Anglian Children’s Hospices

More than 50 brave fundraisers took the plunge from the top of one of the city's tallest buildings to raise money for poorly children.

The charity abseil was organised by East Anglian Children's Hospices (EACH) and took place today (Sunday) at the Norfolk Tower, in Surrey Street.

Kiran Miller-Burton, 34, from Wycliffe Road, took part despite being terrified of heights. She said: 'I wanted to help EACH because I have a lot of friends who have needed help from the charity. They offer all sorts of support and it's an amazing organisation.'

Among the fundraisers were four directors of Zenith, who raised an impressive �4,500 between them.

The weekend before was blighted by strong winds and heavy rain, and organiser Claire LeLievre, from EACH, was praying for good weather for the abseiling event and, thankfully, it turned out to be beautiful sunny day with blue skies.

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She said: 'We would like to say a huge thank you to everybody from the Norfolk Tower and Norfolk Army Cadet Force because without them we wouldn't have been able to put the event on.

'Some of the people who have taken part really had to face their fears by doing this and it's absolutely incredibly that they are really backing the charity by doing something they are scared of.'

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Norwich's John Lewis store also kindly roped off part of its car park to allow the abseilers to land safely.

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