You can scale Norwich Castle’s walls for the first time this weekend

Samantha Johns (left) and Miranda Rowlands are two people who will be taking part in the abseil at N

Samantha Johns (left) and Miranda Rowlands are two people who will be taking part in the abseil at Norwich Castle

As if abseiling down one of the city's most iconic buildings was not nerve wracking enough - a group are doing it in fancy dress.

A team of five members of staff from the Norfolk Museums Service will be taking on the challenge for Cancer Research UK.

The event will mark the first time members of the public have scaled the walls of Norwich Castle.

Abseiling down the building on Saturday, the fearless five are taking the opportunity to celebrate the castle's original builders.

Calling themselves the Norman Knights, Holly Bessell, Olive Edis, Elizabeth Elmore, Sam Johns, Dan Robertson and Miranda Rowlands will be taking the plunge at around 10.30am.

They will be wearing outfits from Norwich Castle's learning department replica costume store.

Miranda Rowlands, a member of the Norman Knights group, said: 'As we all work for Norfolk Museums Service, we enthusiastically grasped the opportunity to take part in such an exciting event happening right here, at our workplace.

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'We're also all really passionate about supporting Cancer Research UK because cancer is a disease that affects all of us, whether directly or indirectly, at some point in our lives. We want to raise lots of money to help this great organisation achieve their target of accelerating progress to beat cancer sooner.'

The team have already beaten their £1500 target, having raised £1700 ahead of Saturday's event.

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