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Daring Pat scales O2 for charity
A BRAIN tumour survivor has scaled the O2 arena in London to raise money for charity - even though she is terrified of heights.
Pat Tansley struggled to stand on the first rung of a ladder.
But she faced her fears to climb up and over the O2 to raise money for Brain Tumour UK.
Pat, who is a teaching assistant at St Luke’s Primary School, Tiptree, took on her greatest challenge as a way of thanking the charity for its support.
Pat, 45, said: “I was so scared. The O2 was so bouncy, it was like a trampoline.
“Everyone was talking about the view and saying ‘Look over there’ but I was frozen to the spot. I could not look.
“Coming down was awful. I was so relieved when I had finished it and so glad to be back on the ground.”
But Pat said the challenge was worth it.
“There were 20 of us and we have raised more than £2,000 which is absolutely fantastic."
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