SHE may be a great-great-grandmother, but she’s got the energy and enthusiasm of a 20-year-old.
And Joyce Taylor has put her passion to good use by abseiling down the Spinnaker Tower for charity.
My heart was bang, bang, bangingJoyce Taylor
The 86-year-old, of Purbrook, said she was nervous at first, but soon got into the swing.
She said: ‘My heart was bang, bang, banging, but when I stepped out I said to myself “well I’m all right now”.
‘You have got to keep your mental focus when you come down.’
The abseil raised more than £1,000 for the Rocky Appeal, which is paying for the Da Vinci surgical robot at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham.
Appeal fundraising administrator Audrey Clark said: ‘It’s wonderful to have continual support from people like Joyce.
‘Without her the appeal wouldn’t be where it is today.’
The appeal has so far raised just over £1m of the £2.4m needed to pay for the robot.