Mayor of Havering and daredevil hospital volunteer to abseil down 33-storey building for charity
PUBLISHED: 13:00 05 September 2019
A hospital volunteer from Romford will be abseiling down one of London's tallest buildings to raise funds for charity.
Charlie Richardson, a 71-year-old volunteer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust will be abseiling down Broadgate Tower this Saturday, September 7.
The grandfather-of-seven is no stranger to daredevil challenges.
Just last year he did a skydive, raising more than £2,000 for the King George and Queen's Hospitals Charity.
Charlie said: "My family think I'm mad but I've got bolder as I've got older!
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"I love being a volunteer at the trust, every day is different and when someone says thanks, you know it's all worth it, so I want to raise as much money for the charity as I can."
The mayor of Havering, councillor of Michael Deon Burton will be joining Charlie in his abseil challenge.
"This is for a really good cause so I'm happy to do anything to raise the profile of our hardworking NHS volunteers," said Cllr Deon Burton.
"It's quite a feat for me, however, Charlie is very convincing and although I might change my mind second before stepping over the edge - I am looking forward to it.
"I'd encourage everyone to dig deep and support this worthwhile fundraising effort by sponsoring Charlie."