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Kay raises more than £3,000 for charity

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21 JUL

Kay raises more than £3,000 for charity

By timesecholife on in All News, Uttoxeter news

An adventurous pensioner in East Staffordshire has abseiled down a tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK. Kay Harland, aged 93 from Doveridge, was planning on raising £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause that is very close to her heart by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower.

An adventurous pensioner in East Staffordshire has abseiled down a tower to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Kay Harland, aged 93 from Doveridge, was planning on raising £1,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK, a cause that is very close to her heart by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower.

However, she has managed to more than triple her target and has raised a total of £3,023.

Kay told the Times and Echo: “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 has done many adventurous 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 successfully completed her abseil and wants to thank those that have supported her.

She said: “I would sincerely like to thank all sponsors for generously supporting me for my abseil down the Spinnaker Tower.

My aim was to raise at least £1,000 so you can imagine my delight when I found out that we had raised £3,023 for the regional coordinator Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Again, many thanks.”

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