Brave an abseil for British Red Cross

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Brave folk of Sheffield are being asked to complete a charity challenge in the Peak District.

The British Red Cross is appealing for city residents to make the short trip to Tideswell for an abseil down the famous Miller’s Dale viaduct.

Participants will descend over the edge of the viaduct before using just ropes for support as they make their way down the 70ft site of the former railway bridge on October 13.

For lovers of the outdoors it is a great opportunity to take in glorious scenery while adrenaline is pumping.

Max Newton, community fundraiser for the Red Cross in Sheffield, said: “The fear is definitely worth it when you realise that money you’ve raised will help us to help people at home and abroad in their hour of desperate need.”

No prior preparation or training is needed, as all instruction will be given by professional abseilers on the day. Participants are asked to aim to raise £150 and registration costs £10.

n Enter online at www.redcross.org.uk/peakdistrictdrop or call 0114 2427379.