Norwich charity climbing competition

Around 80 adults and children took part in a charity climbing competition at Norwich Sportspark that raised around �2,000 on Saturday.

The event was organised by climber Jim Pratt and the money raised was split evenly between the Derby Mountain Rescue Team and the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Mr Pratt, who works as a roofer and lives in Carleton Rode, near Attleborough, said: 'It was absolutely brilliant and exceeded all expectations. It even ran smoothly. Nearly 40 kids took part and about the same number of adults.

'I would like to thank the sponsors – Venture Sport, Cotswold Outdoor and Anglia Electrical Wholesale.'

As reported previously, Mr Pratt pledged to raise money for the rescue teams that came to his aid after he fell 30ft in the Peak District while tackling one of the hardest routes in the area.

Mr Pratt was with members of Norwich Climbing Club on a regular trip to Derbyshire in September last year when he fell from the top of the climb and landed on his back.

The Derby Mountain Rescue Team was alerted and an air ambulance was called to take the 32-year-old to the Royal Derby Hospital.

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Mr Pratt fractured a vertebra and had to stay in hospital for four days, but has since made a full recovery.

He is pictured here with some of the youngsters who tackled the climb to raise money for the two causes.

Picture: Denise Bradley