Published Monday 27th March 2017

Dozens of fundraisers have scaled the wall of one of Hereford’s most prominent buildings.

More than 60 abseilers stopped shoppers in their tracks throughout Saturday as one by one they descended the near-60ft frontage of the Beefy Boys restaurant at the city’s Old Market development.

Between them, the challengers have helped raise more than £10,000 for St Michael’s Hospice.

‘I was nervous beforehand, and it’s higher than it looks,’ said Helen Price-Greenow, who was dressed as Superwoman and took part with her husband, Andrew, who went as Batman.

‘I’m so glad to have done it though.

‘I work in the NHS and know a lot of people benefit from the Hospice.’

The couple even had family members travel from the Netherlands to watch them take part.

One of the youngest to scale the wall was eight-year-old Oliver Bryan who celebrated his birthday earlier in the week.

As a treat, all those completing the abseil received a complementary Beefy Boys burger voucher.

‘Our Abseil at the Beefy Boys was a great success,’ said Paddy Nugent, the Community Fundraising Manager at St Michael’s.

‘We would like to thank those taking part for helping to raise such a great sum.

‘Thanks also to the many people who stopped to lend their support and give so generously, and to Jones Scaffolding and Clean My Biz for their help, too.’

If you missed out on Saturday’s abseil – or if you took part and have since caught the adventure bug – St Michael’s Hospice will be back at the Old Market on Saturday, 26th August for a zip wire challenge.

Details will be confirmed shortly.