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Daredevil grandmother plans to climb Lichfield Cathedral for charity

A grandmother has confirmed she intends to climb Lichfield Cathedral for Acorns Children’s Hospice.

Pamela Towle, 75, has been raising money for charities since her husband Alan passed away from prostate cancer in 2004.

She has raised money for the Royal Marston Hospital, National Kidney Research, Guide Dogs for the Blind and the NSPCC.

The fundraiser revealed that she has no reservations about climbing the 113 metre structure.

She said: “I intend to climb Lichfield Cathedral for the Acorns Children’s Hospice sometime next month.

“I’ve decided to do this because children are our future – Acorns do fantastic work and they deserve support.

“I saw an advert on television that moved me to carry on fundraising for charity. I phoned Acorns and they’ve agreed to support me.

“I’ve climbed Sydney Harbour Bridge and London Bridge in the past for charity – bridges are my thing.”

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