Daredevils take challenge

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FEARLESS fundraisers have helped a Sheffield charity raise thousands of pounds - by zip-sliding across the pitch at Bramall Lane.

Participants ranged from former Blade Carl Bradshaw to Paul Gosney, of City Taxis, who made the descent from the roof of one stand to the goalmouth at the opposite end with a model taxi around his waist.

Others included Ravi Mohan, from Broomhill, who was dressed in a ‘mankini’, 86-year-old war veteran Eric Cooper and Captain Blade.

The club mascot stepped in following the departure of former manager Micky Adams, who was going to take part.

The event was organised by Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind.

Fundraising manager Sue Coggins said: “We had a total of 90 people taking part. We don’t yet know the total raised but it looks like it will be around £3,000. I would like to thank everyone who took part and all who gave sponsorship.

“We are also really grateful to SUFC for all their support and I know how much it meant for supporters to have SUFC involved.”

She added: “The event was a great fun day and also included belly dancing and appearances by characters such as SpongeBob.”