ACA Catherine takes on her fear of heights

For anyone with a fear of heights, the thought of a charity abseil is enough to make you run away fast!

But not Ambulance Care Assistant Catherine Renew. She has decided to defy her fears by doing an abseil off the Royal London Hospital helipad for charity. The helipad is on the top of the 17th floor of the hospital and more than 280 feet above the streets of London.

Catherine, who works on a high dependency unit at Greenstead, will be taking on the challenge on Thursday, 14th September and is hoping to raise as much money as she can for the London Air Ambulance.

“Any air ambulance is worth the cause and I have relative and friends in London too. Hopefully I will never need their services. They do a wonderful job and need the help to raise money.

“I decided to do abseil and would do a sky dive but don't like aeroplanes! I am not over keen on heights but feel it's a worthwhile charity to overcome those fears. This is a freefall one as it's not going down the side of the building, it's just straight down”.

If you would like to donate to Catherine’s hair-raising challenge, please visit her fundraising page here.

From all of us at EEAST – good luck Catherine!

Published 23rd June, 2017

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