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Abseil challenge for 93-year-old Kay

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Abseil challenge for 93-year-old Kay

By timesecholife on in All News, Uttoxeter news

A 93-year-old woman in East Staffordshire is set to abseil down a tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Kay Harland, from Uttoxeter, is hoping to raise £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause that is very close to her heart.

A 93-year-old woman in East Staffordshire is set to abseil down a tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Kay Harland, from Uttoxeter, is hoping to raise £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause that is very close to her heart.

Kay told Times and Echo that: “My mother died when she was 94, but she had Alzheimer’s for years and I’ve got so many friends around here that have got Alzheimer’s and I think it is such a cruel disease.

So I thought I’d do it for Alzheimer’s Research UK because I’ve got such a connection to it.”

Kay is planning on abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on Sunday (June 12).

This isn’t the first time that Kay has been adventuresome; she has carried out many challenges for charity.

She said: “I jumped out of a plane and did a skydive when I was 80, I’ve parasailed, I’ve done a small abseil down a church when I was 84.

When I was 90, I was going to do a wing walk but because the pandemic came along I couldn’t, but now that is over, I thought that this was my last chance.”

Kay continues to inspire with the amount that she has done and celebrate her 90’s, saying that: “I don’t look 93 and I don’t behave like a 93-year-old.

I’m quite adventurous, some people think I’m mad and some people think I’m brave.”

Kay’s grandchildren also support her every step of the way. She said: “I’ve got grandchildren and they push me to do these things.”

A Justgiving webpage has been set up by one of Kay’s grandchildren to help raise money and awareness for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

If you would like to donate to Kay’s abseiling adventure, go online to:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kayharlandabseil

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