Over and Above is asking people to take on a 180-ft abseil to raise money for a new Cancer and Wellbeing Centre.

Brave abseilers are needed to take on the Berry Beast Challenge and raise money for a new cancer and wellbeing centre.

Hospital charity Over and Above is calling on fundraisers to abseil 180-ft down the dramatic cliff face of Berry Cliffs, near Hartland.

In doing so, they will be helping to raise vital funds for the North Devon Cancer and Wellbeing Centre appeal.

Fundraiser Julie Whitton said: "The dramatic 180-ft drop off the cliff-face at Berry will be a great thrill for adrenalin seekers, and with the skilled instructors from Skern Lodge Adventure Centre as your guides, you are going to be in for a treat at one of the best abseils in North Devon."

The abseil takes place on Sunday, October 8, and has become a regular event for the chairty.

There are only 30 places available, you need to book early to avoid disappointment.

Registration is only £20 and each participant is asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £100 for Over and Above's appeal.

The Cancer and Wellbeing Centre will be a dedicated space available to anyone affected by cancer and other illnesses, offering a wide range of information and support services, all within a comfortable and welcoming environment.

The services offered will include drop in sessions, counselling and psychological support, financial and benefits advice, hair loss advice, nutritional advice, massage, health and wellbeing events and much more.

Fundraising officer Julie Whitton said: "We can't wait to get started so that we can make the new unit a reality.

"Our patients have been telling us for a long time that they want a support service similar to the one provided in the grounds of Exeter hospital.

"With the help from the people of North Devon we will make it happen here at North Devon District Hospital.

"All the money you raise will be put towards the new appeal."

To take part and support your hospital charity, simply go online to overandabove.org.uk/events/sponsored-180ft-berry-beast-abseil-october-2017.

For further information about the hospital charity Over and Above contact the Hospital Fundraising Team on 01271 311772 or ndht.charity@nhs.net or visit the website overandabove.org.uk