I’m scaling Oz bridge to remember Michael

Essex County Standard: I’m scaling Oz bridge to remember Michael I’m scaling Oz bridge to remember Michael

A WOMAN will fulfil her late husband’s ambition to visit Australia when she takes part in a charity fundraiser in his memory.

Cynthia Wilcock, 63, of Rectory Hill, Wivenhoe, will climb across the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in aid of St Helena Hospice – about 130 metres in the air.

She decided to take on the challenge in memory of her husband Michael, who died from cancer in January 2012.

She said: “My husband and I always wanted to go to Australia.

I’m not getting any younger, so this is something I’m going to do.

“I’m quite excited to do it. It is a challenge.

“I’m not scared of heights, but I’m sure my legs will turn to jelly. I’m determined to do it.”

She is taking on the challenge with her sister-inlaw Marina Dearsley, who lives in Australia.

The pair will be doing it on January 24 and are aiming to complete the climb within three hours.

So far they have raised almost £500 towards their £1,000 target.

Mrs Wilcock praised the support given to her husband and others by the hospice.

She said: “I couldn’t fault them. I wanted to show my appreciation in some way. I thought this would be nice.”

To sponsor them, visit www.

justgiving.com/cynthia-marina

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7:15am Mon 6 Jan 14

sharrich says...

Cannot believe the gazette has reprinted the story
of my mum Cynthia WILCOCK climbing Sydney bridge
for charity in memory of my lovely Dad, they have
spelt her surname wrong again and the link for
people to donate is still wrong, if you wish to donate
the link is www.justgiving.com/c
ynthia-marina
Thanks for reading
And thanks to the gazette for messing up again!!!!
Cannot believe the gazette has reprinted the story of my mum Cynthia WILCOCK climbing Sydney bridge for charity in memory of my lovely Dad, they have spelt her surname wrong again and the link for people to donate is still wrong, if you wish to donate the link is www.justgiving.com/c ynthia-marina Thanks for reading And thanks to the gazette for messing up again!!!! sharrich
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12:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

sharrich says...

Excellent thank you the picture is now correct
Excellent thank you the picture is now correct sharrich
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