Daredevil Sheffield great-grandmother walks tall for charity in daring fundraiser

Fearless great-grandmother Pat aims to raise 500 for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity
Fearless great-grandmother Pat aims to raise 500 for the Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity
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A daredevil Sheffield great-grandmother walked around the edge of one of the world's tallest towers for charity and said: "I'd do it again tomorrow."

A daredevil great-grandmother from Sheffield walked around the edge of one of the world's tallest towers and said: "I'd do it again tomorrow."

The CN Tower in Toronto is over 550 metres high

The CN Tower in Toronto is over 550 metres high

Pat Softley, aged 73, of Base Green said 'age is just a number' when it comes to taking part in adrenaline fueled activities.

Her latest adventure saw her walk around Canada's tallest structure - the CN Tower in Toronto - standing at a whopping 553 metres high raising money for Sheffield Children's Hospital Charity.

She got a hand from some Toronto locals who chipped in to help with the fundraising effort.

The height would terrify many people half of Pat's age but the great-grandmother took it in her stride.

Pat (far left) with other adrenaline junkies many half her age

Pat (far left) with other adrenaline junkies many half her age

Pat, who was in Canada for her grandaughter's wedding makes the trip once a year to see her daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren.

"I wasn't scared, I thought it was brilliant!" She said.

"My grandaughter dared me to do it and said I should walk around the CN Tower in Toronto. I didn't want to back down from a challenge like that!

"It was amazing, I can't describe it - it was such an incredible experience I could see for miles.

"The family live in Niagara-on-the-Lake which is about 70 miles away and the instructor who went around pointed it out across the water."

The great-grandmother describes herself as an 'adrenaline junkie' and took part in a rally driving experience after asking for her birthday..

"People think it's amazing. I think you're never too told for an adventure and to try something new," Pat said.

The 73-year-old has raised around £350 but her target is £500.

"I love children and I'm so fortunate none of my children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren have had anything majorly wrong with them," she said.

"It makes me so sad some children will have to spend a lot their time in hospital and any money I raise will hopefully help them. I hope it can go someway to making them smile.

Caitlin Hallatt, Community Fundraising Assistant for The Children’s Hospital Charity said: “Wow! We are incredible impressed with Patricia’s CN Toronto Tower walk and extremely. grateful that she took on the challenge for us.

"You don’t expect to hear of supporters that are on holiday for a wedding to complete such a challenge. The money she has raised really will make a difference for the children who visit Sheffield Children’s Hospital."