MORE than 50 adrenaline junkies abseiled 50 feet down the side of Bradford Royal Infirmary on Saturday to raise money for the Bradford Hospitals’ Charity.

The abseil was organised for people to say thank you to the NHS for the care it provides.

One person taking part was Hayley Roberts, 35, from Thackley, who had an operation to fix a hole in her heart 22 years ago.

Joining her on the abseil were more than 50 people, some aged under ten and others up to the age of 70, including members of the public and NHS staff.

Hayley Collis, head of fundraising at Bradford Hospitals’ Charity, said: “It went tremendously well.

“We have raised at least £3,500 and when all the donation are in we’re aiming for £5,000.

“We had one young girl who was incredibly nervous but the adventure team from the Council were superb.

“One little boy called Jacob took part in memory of his little sister who died and to say thank you to the doctors and nurses who looked after her.

“It will absolutely be taking place again next year, it was a lovely and fun event. The new wing really lends itself to these kind of charity events, there is the viewing area for family and friends to watch on, and food and drink available.”