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Our daredevil volunteer Charlie is at it again – and this time he’s bringing the Mayor along!

Charlie and the Mayor of Havering

Charlie Richardson, a 71-year-old volunteer at our hospitals, is taking on another daring challenge this Saturday (7 September).

Along with the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Michael Deon Burton, he will be abseiling down the 33-storey Broadgate Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings.

Grandfather-of-seven Charlie is no stranger to daredevil challenges – just last year he did a skydive, raising over £2,000 for our charity.

All funds raised from this new challenge will also go to our charity, in support of our Volunteer team.

Charlie, who lives in Romford with wife Marian, said: “My family think I’m mad but I’ve got bolder as I’ve got older!

“I love being a volunteer at the Trust, every day is different and when someone says thanks, you know it’s all worth it, so I want to raise as much money for the charity as I can.”

To sponsor Charlie, visit his JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charliesabseil

Councillor Burton added: “This is for a really good cause so I’m happy to do anything to raise the profile of our hardworking NHS volunteers.

“It’s quite a feat for me, however, Charlie is very convincing and although I might change my mind second before stepping over the edge – I am looking forward to it. I’d encourage everyone to dig deep and support this worthwhile fundraising effort by sponsoring Charlie.”

Charlie is pictured with the Mayor at Havering Town Hall.

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