A MALVERN couple were among the 65 daredevils who abseiled 100 feet down the Custard Factory in Birmingham in support of Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Individuals, groups and local businesses took part in the event, which saw them scale the iconic building to raise a total of £6,000 to fund the charity’s work.

Among them were David and Allison Scott, aged 56 and 53, of Grit Lane, Malvern, who jointly aimed to raise £200.

Mrs Scott said: “We had abseiled before but it was a while ago and on rocks so this was a different experience but an exhilarating one.

“We have supported Acorns in the past and wanted to do so again.

“It’s a really important charity helping people in our local community”

Philippa Gay of Acorns said: “We would like to thank everyone who took part and those that have supported us and volunteered to help make the day such a success.

“All the abseilers did themselves proud and we’re hoping their sponsors will reflect that in their support.

“The money raised will help make a difference to so many life limited children and their families in the local area.

“We rely on events like this one to raise funds to provide the vital care and support that these children and families require, so we couldn’t do it without people taking part.”