AN 88-year-old and 14-year-old were among the daredevils that raised more than £4,000 during a church abseil.

In attempts to raise money to repair the roof of the building, 59 brave people took up the challenge to abseil down the side of St Giles Church, Bradford on Tone.

The team raised a total of £4,387 through sponsorships and donations.

Jean Goodman, 88, and Morgan Webb, 14, were among the folks taking the challenge.

Church warden, June Best, said: "We would like to say thank you very much to all the abseilers for taking part and helping to raise money for the St Giles Church Roof Fund.

"Our grateful thanks goes to Dave Rylatt, and his team of Matt, Sam and Kev for making the abseil possible.

"We are very grateful to the White Horse pub for its support in many of their regulars abseiling or through sponsoring and for supplying lunch for Dave and his team.

"Also grateful thanks to David and Louisa Sheppy for supporting the abseil with a team from Sheppy's, which included David and Louisa.

"And to the Flower ladies who put on a wonderful display in church with the windows decorated to the words of the hymn All things bright and beautiful.

"Our thanks go to everyone who helped with the refreshments and raffle, It was a team effort by everyone.

"Last but not least thank you very much to everyone who contributed whether through sponsorship or donation and so far we have raised £4,387 with more to come in from sponsorship.

"The sun shone and we hope everyone enjoyed the day."

June and the team at the church aim to raise a total of £95,000 to restore the roof.