British Motor Racing star takes on 160ft abseil for Sheffield Children's Hospital
Rowan Campbell-Pilling made his way down the side of a building at Sheffield Hallam University to raise money for Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
Double superbike world champion and current Eurosport WSB commentator, James Toseland, joined Rowan as the pair, suited in their race gear, raced against each other.
Rowan has supported many charities over the years but feels a particular affinity to The Children’s Hospital Charity. He was born in the Jessop Wing, just around the corner from Sheffield Children’s, and was admitted there two months later for a serious chest infection.
Rowan said: “My family and I know first-hand how important the services at Sheffield Children’s are and being able to raise money and awareness for something that means so much to me and many other young people in the region is such an honour.”
The racing star has been competing in kart racing across the UK since the age of five. Now as a 16-year-old, he is beginning to compete in the senior ranks of karting in both Iame X30 Series and the Daniel Ricciardo Series.