Mayor of Havering and daredevil hospital volunteer to abseil down 33-storey building for charity

The Mayor of Havering councillor Michael Deon Burton and Charlie Richardson, hospital volunteer. Pic

The Mayor of Havering councillor Michael Deon Burton and Charlie Richardson, hospital volunteer. Picture: BHRUT - Credit: Archant

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 Queen's Hospital with the Mayor of Havering councillo

Charlie Richardson, a 71-year-old volunteer at Queen's Hospital with the Mayor of Havering councillor Michael Deon Burton. Picture: BHRUT - Credit: Archant

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.

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"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."

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/charliesabseil.

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