Watch 100 brave men and women abseil down Norwich Castle

Daredevils take to the ramparts of Norwich Castle to abseil down the walls and raise money for Cance

Daredevils take to the ramparts of Norwich Castle to abseil down the walls and raise money for Cancer Research UK. Jo Meadows gets a great view of the city as she is watched by her pupils from Bignold Primary School. Photo: Simon Finlay - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

Almost 100 brave men and women have been going over the top to raise money for charity by abseiling down Norwich Castle.

Eighty people, including members of staff from the Norfolk Museums Service, have today been taking part in the challenge for Cancer Research UK.

Liz Elmore, 31, from north Norwich, was one of those in the museum service team, dubbed the Norman Knights, and among the first to complete the challenge this morning.

The project assistant at Cromer Museum said: 'It was brilliant. Where else do you get the chance to abseil down a Norman castle and somewhere where you work?

Another member of the museum service team, Miranda Rowlands, 43, from Spixworth, said: 'It's the most terrifying thing I've ever done in my life and I've done some daft things.

'The sense of achievement is tremendous.'

Sarah Alden, 52, a dressage trainer from Easton, completed the challenge with her son James, and described it as 'scary' but 'exhilarating'.

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The mother of two said: 'It's a really good charity and its a challenge as well. I've been very poorly recently and then you get better and think that you've got to grasp everything that you can really and make the most of things.

'I have to say it was scary at times but exhilarating - I'm really glad I did it. It's a great achievement.'

James, 24, said: 'It was a great experience.'

Tom Bamford, local fundraising manager for the charity, said they hoped to raise more than £25,000 from the event.

He said: 'We were looking for something different to do, something just to inspire people.

'We spoke to the castle about the possibility of doing this. It's just something a little bit different. We've got Race for Life running events and things like that but this is something just a bit more unusual.'

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