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One giant leap for Victoria

Funeral director Victoria Dittrich has taken a leap of faith and abseiled down The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to raise money for charity.

Victoria, from Paul Capper Funeral Directors in Eastleigh, descended the 560-foot tower in September after a three-month wait for perfect weather conditions.

“I’d never abseiled before and the experience was really exciting – I didn’t feel any nerves at all,” she said.

“The tower overlooks Portsmouth Harbour and luckily it was a really clear morning so there were some beautiful views on the way down. It is definitely one to tick off the bucket list!”

By completing the challenge, Victoria raised £175 for Brendoncare UK – a charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for older people through its care homes, close care facilities and social clubs.

Victoria added: “It was a privilege to be given an exciting opportunity to raise money in such a fun way. “I’ve been working with Brendoncare UK quite a lot this year and this was the most successful fundraising event by far.”

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