Adventurers are being invited to brave new heights for St Giles Hospice at the charity’s first-ever abseil challenge in Birmingham this month.

Intrepid fundraisers will be descending 100ft down the landmark Green Man Wall at Digbeth’s Custard Factory building on Saturday, 19th October.

Elinor Eustace, Director of Fundraising at St Giles Hospice, said: “Are you looking for an adrenaline-fuelled charity challenge? Look no further – and don’t look down!

“You can help raise thousands of pounds to help support local people and their families living with a potentially-terminal illness by joining our first-ever abseil event. Please offer your support so that we can make this abseil event the first of many.

“This challenge is open to everyone aged 16 and over and no training is required, so come along and descend from one of the tallest buildings in Birmingham, which is sited right in the thriving heart of Digbeth.

“Fundraisers can enjoy unique views of Selfridges, the Bullring and the city centre skyline from the roof and sample local street food and traditional Irish pubs once they have returned to terra firma. Bring along your friends and family to cheer you on and join in the celebrations afterwards.”

Local businesses are also doing their bit to encourage our abseilers on the day and make them feel welcome. The award-winning Digbeth Dining Club is offering free entry on the day, The Clean Kilo supermarket is offering a 10 per cent discount to all participants who bring their own packaging and Stickie Fingers pancake shop is offering a half-price pancake stack.

Entry to the event is £25 with a minimum £75 sponsorship.

The Custard Factory is easy to reach, being just a short walk from New Street or Moor Street train stations, and there are two car parks nearby for people travelling by car.

Anyone wanting to travel with St Giles can enjoy the convenience of a minibus service from the hospice in Whittington, with return transport to the Custard Factory offered for a donation of £7 per person.

To register for the abseil or to find out more about the event visit, email or call 01543 432538.