A dynamic duo dressed as Batman and Robin took on a 450ft drop.

Stephanie Smith, the chief executive of Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, as Robin and one of the charity’s honorary ambassadors Jason Burrill as Batman abseiled more than 130 metres down from the top of the i360.

They took on the terrifying challenge to raise money for the charity, in The Broyle, Ringmer, which rehomes dogs, cats and other small animals.

The Argus: Batman Jason Burrill on his way downBatman Jason Burrill on his way down (Image: Raystede)

Stephanie said: “When I asked Jason to step off the top of the i360 all in aid of Raystede, I didn’t expect him to say that I had to do it as well.

“Finding out that we would be dressed as Batman and Robin was a further surprise, but not unexpected from Jason who has supported us loyally for many years and always has new ideas or a different way of doing things.

“I’m delighted to have completed the challenge, I found it very difficult and frankly quite terrifying. I definitely had to step well outside of my comfort zone.

“I’d especially like to thank Jason for supporting me as well as making the leap himself.”

So far the pair have raised £6,275 of their £6,500 target.

“We have raised a fantastic sum of money,” said Stephanie.

“Thank you to all the generous sponsors and supporters, the sum raised so far will go a long way at Raystede.”

The Argus: Jason Burrill and Stephanie Smith after their challengeJason Burrill and Stephanie Smith after their challenge (Image: Raystede)

Raystede regularly invites people to fundraise for it by doing a sponsored i360 abseil and entries are now open for its August event.

As well as rehoming animals, Raystede offers the chance to foster animals, for people who cannot commit to adoption.

A Raystede spokesman said: “We help injured and unwanted animals in need through rescue, rehoming, rehabilitation and sanctuary. We need to raise £6,500 every day to pay for all our animal care costs. We’re passionate about creating a world where animals are treated with kindness, respect and understanding.”