Teenager Paul Hudson is planning to jump off the side of Chelmsford's County Hall in the name of charity on April 29.

The daredevil 16-year-old is to join dozens of other fundraisers for a big day of abseiling and rap jumping - running down a building forwards - in aid of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.

Paul, from Common Approach, Thundersley, agreed to take part in the event after seeing adverts for the charity spectacular.

The King John School pupil admitted the thrill of abseiling for charity was a chance too tempting to resist.

He said: "The RNIB is a good charity and to do something for such a good cause knowing that I would enjoy it made my decision to take part easy. I abseiled just once before from just two storeys high - but this challenge is a lot higher. "

Hanging on - Paul gets into practice


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