Published On: Sat, Jun 7th, 2014 on 5:16 pm

Daredevil abseilers go down eight-storey Bradford hotel

Lord Mayors Charity Abseil Bradford

A nervous Lord Mayor of Bradford with Brad Ford bear

Lord Mayors Charity Abseil Bradford

Young abseilers Imogen and Rebecca with certificates

Lord Mayors Charity Abseil Bradford

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Khadim Hussain, on his way down

Lord Mayors Charity Abseil BradfordLord Mayors Charity Abseil BradfordLord Mayors Charity Abseil Bradford

Abseilers as young as six have braved pouring rain and abseiled down the top of an eight-storey hotel to raise money for charity.

As part of the 11th abseil for the Lord Mayor’s charity appeal, over 50 people abseiled down Jury’s Inn on Thornton Road to raise money for charity Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Khadim Hussain, abseiled down Jury’s Inn for the second time.

He told the Yorkshire Standard: “I was nervous even though I had done it once, but this time it was different, perhaps due to the weather.

“I was determined to do it though because it was for a good cause. Myself and everyone else were committed to helping those in need, who are actually on the edge.”

Abseilers who took part included members from Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure, the Bradford Sea Cadets, students from Grange Technology College, and the Shipley Scouts.

The Lord Mayor’s mascot, Brad Ford bear, was cheering on abseilers from down below, but said: “I couldn’t do the abseil at Jury’s Inn because I was too small and it is quite high for bears.”

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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