74-Year-Old Mayor Pat Ireland Is To Abseil Down St Helens Hospital

Mayor Pat Ireland is bringing out her adventurous side on Friday.

The 74-year-old is taking the plunge to raise money for charity along side other borough councillors tomorrow.

Councillor Ireland is abseiling for two charities very close to her heart, the Diabetes Clinic at St Helens Hospital and the Steve Prescott Foundation.

The Mayor told Wish FM she is looking forward to getting stuck in: "I just thought it would catch everyone's eye and it has hasn't it!

"We do need the funds, both the Steve Prescott Foundation and the Diabetes Unit.

"They are desperate for funds to help the people of St Helens and that's what it is all about."

The 74-year-old did suggest wing walking, but that idea was quickly ignored and laughed off.

Now she's taking the leap of faith off the side of St Helens Hospital down the 15 metre wall, along side family and friends.

"I just thought I'd do something a little bit more adventurous, I know I'm an old lady at 74 but I thought 'I'm sure I can do that.'"

If you wish to donate towards Pat's appeal and support the brave abseilers visit the Mayors JustGiving page.

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