‘Daring Doris’ to abseil down Spinnaker Tower again

Doris Long
Doris Long
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A CENTENARIAN is looking to break her own world record as she plans to abseil down a Portsmouth landmark.

Great-great-grandmother Doris Long, known as ‘Daring’ Doris, is looking to abseil down the Spinnaker Tower on her 100th birthday, on March 17, in aid of charity.

She is officially kicking off The Rowans Hospice 2014 Abseil Challenge which takes place on May 17 and 18.

The charity is looking for others to follow in Doris’ footsteps.

Sophie Gunner, fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice, said: ‘Doris is an inspiration to everyone.

‘She proves that you are never too old to take on a challenge. If a 100m descent down one of the country’s most iconic structures appeals to you then sign up now.’

One person already signed up is ITV news anchorman, Fred Dinenage.

A maximum of 40 places are available on each day and they are allocated on a first come, first serve basis.

To register visit rowanshospice.co.uk or call (023) 9223 7142.