Daredevil Annie gears up for a thrilling charity challenge

Annie Harris
Annie Harris
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Daring Annie Harris is this week’s We Can Do It T-shirt winner because she’s getting ready for an abseil in aid of a worthy cause.

Annie, 65, will abseil from the top of the Spinnaker Tower at the weekend in a bid to raise cash for The Prostate Cancer Charity.

Since signing up for the challenge three weeks ago, Annie has already managed to raise more than £300.

Now she’s urging more people to dig deep and donate.

Around 36,000 men in the UK die each year from the condition.

Annie of Queen Street, Portsea, decided to do her bit for the charity after her father Raymond Hibbert, 85, died from the disease.

Annie says: ‘I’m feeling really nervous but at the same time I’m excited about doing the abseil.

‘It’s a long way up. I’ve been up the Spinnaker Tower before but I was on the inside of it then.

‘I’ve done nothing to prepare myself for the challenge - I’m just going to do it and hope for the best.

‘Afterwards I intend to have a nice bottle of wine.’

Annie, who works at the Marks & Spencer outlet at Gunwharf Quays, will begin her abseil at 11.40am on Sunday.

‘This is about raising money for an excellent cause, raising the profile of the charity and getting men to do things for it,’ she adds.

For more information about the charity visit prostate-cancer.org.uk