VIDEO: Superheroes drop 120ft down Sheffield building in charity abseil

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Spooky ghouls and superheroes took a terrifying trip down one of Sheffield’s highest buildings in a charity abseil challenge.

Around 150 people travelled down the side of Sheffield Hallam University’s iconic Owen building to raise around £25,000 for the British Red Cross in its biggest ever Halloween event.

Red Cross volunteer Eric Momo after he completed his descent

Red Cross volunteer Eric Momo after he completed his descent

They came from all ages - with the oldest being 60 and the youngest 17 - and many wore wacky costumes from Spiderman to jesters.

Crowds of people gathered to cheer on those who dared to drop over the weekend.

Jess Askham, aged 17 and of City Road, said: “You should have seen the kids’ faces when Spiderman did it - they were so excited.

“The view up there is amazing, the worst bit is stepping off the top.”

One of the biggest groups taking part was a netball team from The University of Sheffield. who were all dressed as minions from the film Despicable Me and at least one person completed the 120ft abseil twice.

Max Newton, senior community fundraiser from the British Red Cross, said there had been a ‘fantastic’ atmosphere.

He added: “This is our third Halloween Steel City Abseil.

“We’ve had all sorts of people taking part, we’ve had skeletons and jesters.”

The last day of the abseil takes place next Saturday November 1 and some places are still available.

It costs £10 to take part on the day.

Visit www.redcross.org,uk or call 0114 242 7379 for more details or to book.

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