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Mayoress goes over the edge for Solihull's Marie Curie Cancer Care

Not one for putting her feet up over a weekend, the Mayoress of Solihull, Sheila Courts, decided to do something a little different on Sunday 12 September.

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Not one for putting her feet up over a weekend, the Mayoress of Solihull, Sheila Courts, decided to do something a little different on Sunday 12 September.

All in aid of charity, Mrs Courts took part in a 120ft abseil off the roof of Fort Dunlop, Birmingham.

She joined nearly 100 brave volunteers to take the plunge, raising money for Marie Curie Cancer Care.

She has already collected over £700 in sponsorship and hopes to hit the £1000 mark soon.

The Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ian Courts said: “Well done to Sheila and all the other daredevil abseilers. I knew she would do brilliantly but it was still fairly nerve wrecking standing at the bottom watching her. I only relaxed when her feet were safely back on the ground.”

Sheila Courts said: “The day went really well. At the start it was pretty terrifying leaning over the edge and all your natural instincts telling you not to go further backwards. Once I got going it was actually quite easy, although I did get a little disorientated at one point shouting ‘where is the wall?’. But I got back into my stride and abseiled the rest problem free. Overall it was a really fun and exhilarating day.”

If anyone would like to sponsor Sheila Courts please visit her ‘Just Giving’ page www.justgiving.com/sheila-courts

 

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