Drag queens, celebrities and superheroes brave the heights for Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity

Drag queens, celebrities and superheroes have been taking part in a colourful abseil event in aid of charity.

More than 60 fundraisers have been descending Manchester's Hyatt Regency hotel to raise money for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.

The abseil involved two ropes, so participants could "descend with a friend" for Humphrey's Heroes.

Rosie D Vine, Misty Chance and Coco raise money in Humphrey's Heroes Abseil

Six drag queens have been doing their own 'dragseil', while soap stars Simon Gregson and Joe Duttine from Coronation Street and Hollyoaks actors David Tag and Jazmine Franks from Hollyoaks have also been braving the heights.

The abseilers have been descending 19 storeys from the top of the building, where they can see the hospital and panoramic views of the Manchester skyline.

Every penny raised is being match-funded by corporate partners Peninsula Group, where teams are also battling it out on the ropes in a team building day with a difference.

In total, it is hoped the event will raise £40,000 for the charity.