Young lawyers are to abseil down the Wesleyan Building in the heart of Birmingham city centre to raise money for charity.

The February 29 fund-raiser is the idea of Harj Samra who sees the Leap Year challenge as an opportunity to mark her successful year in the chairman's role of Birmingham Trainee Solicitors' Society and continue the support for nominated charities Acorns Childrens' Hospice and the West Midlands' Lupus Group.

Harj said: "My term's coming to an end and I thought that I'd give it one last push.

"How better to attract the attention of Birmingham's local business community than to do something smack bang right in the heart of it?

"I was in South Africa and did an abseil down an amazing cliff.

"After doing it I thought why not do one back home for our charities? Wesleyan for Lawyers is a new sponsor located in what I consider to be one of the most iconic buildings in Birmingham's city centre and they've always been so supportive that I approached them with the idea.

"As ever, Wesleyan for Lawyers proved that their support for what I was trying to do was much more than simply financial and were happy to run with the idea."

Wesleyan for Lawyers have funded the cost of hiring the necessary equipment and professional teams to ensure the challenge meets all health and safety criteria.

Employees from the firm are also going to take part in the fund-raiser to support their own chosen charities.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Harj can email: