Daredevil Mayor and hospital volunteer abseil 33 storey tower.


Havering’s Mayor Councillor Deon Burton

Havering’s Mayor successfully completed an abseil down Broadgate Tower with a Queen’s hospital worker yesterday.

Charlie Richardson is a 71-year-old volunteer at Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust and completed this amazing mission for charity.

Along with the Mayor of Havering, Councillor Michael Deon Burton, the couple successfully abseiled down the 33-storey Broadgate Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings

Grandfather-of-seven Charlie is no stranger to daredevil challenges – just last year he did a skydive, raising over £2,000 for the King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity.

Video sent by Robert.

All funds raised from this new challenge will also go to the hospital’s charity, to support the Trust’s Volunteer team.

Charlie, who lives in Romford with wife Marian, said ‘My family think I’m mad but I’ve got bolder as I’ve got older!

I love being a volunteer at the Trust, every day is different and when someone says thanks, you know it’s all worth it, so I want to raise as much money for the charity as I can.’

To sponsor Charlie, visit his JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/charliesabseil.

Councillor Burton added ‘This is for a really good cause so I’m happy to do anything to raise the profile of these hardworking volunteers.’

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