Daredevils abseil down a 20 storey hotel to raise money for charity

A team of Birmingham hotel workers have raised nearly £2,500 for charity by abseiling down a 20 story hotel in the heart of the city.

The seven brave volunteers took part in the event to raise funds and awareness for Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK Charity (PMSF UK).

One of the seven daredevils who abseiled off the roof of the Holiday Inn Express Snowhill was Tanith Sherwood, Revenue Manager at the Hampton by Hilton hotel on Broad Street, whose son Harrison suffers from the rare Phelan-McDermid Syndrome (PMS), an extremely rare genetic condition affecting only around 2,000 children worldwide.

Dedicated fundraiser, Tanith said: “PMS is an extremely rare genetic condition affecting only around 2,000 children worldwide.

“It means that although Harrison is aged six he is non-verbal, still wears nappies, is very unstable on his feet and unable to communicate.

“All of this means he always requires intensive care and supervision. He’s completely unaware of danger and how the world outside his four walls works.

“Despite all his difficulties, he’s a very determined, strong-willed and happy little boy who surprises and delights us every day. People say ‘he lights up a room’.”

A total of £2,490 was raised at the event and the team was awarded an ‘Outstanding Contribution’ award for its support for the PMSF UK charity.

To find out more about PMS or Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation UK Charity (PMSF UK) visit www.pmsf.org.uk