73-year-old daredevil completes abseil down Coventry Cathedral

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Posted 20 March 2024

A daring duo from Housing 21 conquered a 90-meter drop as they abseiled down Coventry Cathedral on Saturday, 16 March.

Resident Margaret, alongside Regional Extra Care Manager Shantelle, raised nearly £600 for Myton Hospice with their daring stung.

Margaret, who is 73 and lives at Extra Care scheme Rohan Gardens in Warwickshire, accomplished the descent for the third time, and to mark the latest milestone she was joined by Shantelle.

On the day, the spring sun made an appearance as they watched others abseil down the face of the cathedral before them and prepared to conquer the daunting "stairs of doom." At approximately 11:20am, they both took the plunge as Shantelle followed Margaret down to the ground and recalls not being able to keep up with her.

Shantelle said: “Margaret was raring to go; once we got going it was okay. It was for a good cause and it’s another thing ticked off my bucket list, thanks to her for pushing me to do it.”

Margaret said: “I’ve ticked it off my list. It was great to have my family there supporting me, I would do it again if I’m able to.”

Myton Hospice has supported its residents over the years and now the residents and employees at the Extra Care scheme want to give something back to show their appreciation.

There is still time to sponsor the pair by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/page/shantelle-driscoll-1705239905931?utm_term=BvD6aMDYW

(Pictured: Shantelle Driscoll, Regional Extra Care Manager and Housing 21 resident, Margaret) 


(Pictured: Housing 21 resident, Margaret abseiling down Coventry Cathedral)

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