Can’t we use the lift? Abseiling at St Paul’s?

City Lofts Apartments at St Paul's Square, Sheffield
City Lofts Apartments at St Paul's Square, Sheffield
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HOW would you fancy jumping off that?

St Paul’s Tower, Sheffield’s tallest building, could be opened up for a bit of abseiling if new proposals are given the thumbs up.

Nikki Sharpe, a Mosborough solicitor spearheading a country-wide campaign to establish a National Children’s Day, wants to host the descent day as a fund and awareness raiser.

“We’re in negotiations with the management company TTA Group,” she says. “But I’m hopeful they’ll agree because it’s such a good cause.”

Would she do it herself?

“Ohhh, I hate heights,” says the 45-year-old who founded Sheffield’s Youth Can Achieve enterprise. “But yes I would. I believe this is that important. I’ve said it now – the people of Sheffield can hold me to it,”

She thinks for a second.

“Would you?” she asks

It’s 32 floors high. Your Diarist changes the subject.

The campaign to have a National Children’s Day – a date when youngsters’ rights are promoted – has already won the backing of high profile charities Save The Children and Rock UK.

If negotiations are agreed the abseiling day would be held in the summer. If not, another Sheffield building will be approached.