Join Doris Long and Fred Dinenage in daredevil abseil to raise cash for vital Rowans Hospice

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THERE’S still time to join a daring celebrity abseil.

World record-breaking Doris Long, 97, will be joined by Meridian TV anchorman Fred Dinenage for the 200ft abseil down the side of Millgate House, in Portsea, tomorrow.

The daring duo are hoping to raise hundreds of pounds for The Rowans Hospice, Purbrook – and you could be at their side.

Ali George, the events fundraiser at the hospice, said: ‘The abseil will give a spectacular bird’s eye view of the Solent and beyond. She said: ‘Descending 20 floors attached to a piece of rope on the outside of a building is an amazing experience that you will feel proud to have achieved.

‘Believe me I have done it and every time I go shopping at Gunwharf Quays I look at the building and pinch myself.’

Mrs Long, from Hayling Island, has been wowing News readers for years with her daredevil antics.

This year’s abseil is an attempt at breaking her fourth Guinness World Record of being the oldest person to abseil.

Last year she roped in DJ Chris Evans who she helped down the building with some words of wisdom.

This time round she will be sharing her years of experience with Fred – who admitted to The News he is extremely nervous.

The pair will kick off the abseiling when they descend at 1.30pm.

There are limited spaces available so anyone wishing to take part in this challenge should phone Ali George today on (023) 9223 7146. It may be possible to turn up on the day if you make a donation.

No previous experience is necessary and full training will be given on the day.

To support Doris and Fred you can text a donation to 70070 by writing ‘drop11 £’ followed by the amount you want to donate.

The sender will get charged for the text at the standard rate and the donation amount will come off their bill.

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