Monday, March 6, 2017

How senior citizen raises money for local hospice

If you're over 100 years old, you might be thinking about hospice care. If you wanted to raise money to support a hospice, how would you do it? Maybe sell cookies at the nursing home? Or knit tiny baby caps? Well, Doris Long had a different plan. She decided to support The Rowans Hospice by rapelling 328 feet down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, England.

                                                                                                             Steve Parsons/PA Wire/AP
Known locally as "Daring Doris," Long is 101 years old, and has been rapelling for a long time -- ever since she was 85. She's done it 15 times and holds the Guinness World Record for the oldest person to abseil, which she earned when she was just 100. "I don't feel afraid and never have," she says. "I just have a placid nature." She hopes to be back to rappel again next year at 102.

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