12:49PM, Monday 13 July 2015
A 71-year-old woman from Old Windsor who abseiled 100m down Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower for Thames Hospice has thanked everyone who helped her smash her fundraising target.
Jenny Barty had hoped to raise £5,000 from the daunting challenge she took on with Thames Hospice employee Chris Cook last month.
However, with her total reaching more than £5,150, the fundraising fanatic told the Express she was overwhelmed by the support given to her by friends, businesses and the Windsor Fundraising Group.
She said: “If it hadn’t been for them I wouldn’t have raised so much money.”
The 100m abseil was Jenny’s last challenge for Thames Hospice and her friend Chris said her dedication to the charity over the last seven years had been really important.
Speaking about the challenge, Chris added: “It’s nothing compared to what people who need the hospice go through but it’s great to feel like you can put something back.”
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