Notts supergran reaches dizzy heights for Rainbows

Supergran Pam Bradley of Notts is taking on a 212ft abseil to raise money for us.

Daredevil pensioner Pam Bradley (74) is scaling Derby Cathedral’s tower, the second highest in the country on Saturday 10 September. Retired nurse Pam is no stranger to heights as she completed an abseil from the top of Nottingham’s Council House in 2000.

She said: “I am really looking forward to the event and I think the most difficult bit will be walking up the stairs. Rainbows is an absolutely brilliant cause and it is so worthwhile, it is such a great place.” Pam, who has five grandchildren and a great grandchild, is hoping to raise over £200 and says her friends and family have been incredibly supportive in sponsoring her. “I would like to thank everyone for their support,” added Pam. “If I can do it, so can a lot of other people. I want as many people to join me and sign up to this fabulous event.”

Paula North, Community Fundraising Manager for Rainbows, added: “We would like to thank Pam for signing up to this event. We would simply not be able to open the doors of our hospice if it wasn’t for our fundraisers. “We still have places available so I would urge any thrill seekers out there to sign up; we promise it will be a lot of fun.”

Last year’s event raised £27,000 which was split between Rainbows and the cathedral. This year all funds will be going to Rainbows. People can abseil between 9am and 8pm. Entry is £20. Children under 12 are not permitted to take part. To get involved, contact 0800 952 1133, email [email protected] or visit We also have a Facebook event page:

Photo Credit: Eastwood & Kimberley Advertiser