Daredevil abseil down one of tallest Leeds buildings raises £7,000 for charity

Fundraisers abseil down the CLV Building, in Leeds, in aid of the Stroke Association.
Fundraisers abseil down the CLV Building, in Leeds, in aid of the Stroke Association.
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Brave fundraisers have faced their fears by abseiling 269ft down the third tallest building in Leeds.

More than 60 daredevils took the leap of faith from the CLV Building, formerly Opal 3, in Jacob Street, on Saturday.

Fundraisers abseil down the CLV Building, in Leeds, in aid of the Stroke Association.

Fundraisers abseil down the CLV Building, in Leeds, in aid of the Stroke Association.

The Stroke Association event raised more than £7,000 for the charity, which offers vital services to stroke survivors and their families.

Regional fundraiser for the Stroke Association, Jo Beverley, said: “This is the first abseil we’ve ever held in Leeds, so we were thrilled with the turnout and it was a great day for everyone involved.

“The new abseil is one of our most daring fundraising events and we’re really grateful to our fundraisers for choosing to support the Stroke Association.”

Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, which can lead to severe disability. Visit www.stroke.org.uk for further information.

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