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There are no limits for a local day nursery Manager when it comes to raising money for charity and that includes pitching herself off a Northampton tower nearly 420 feet tall.
Conquering her fear of heights, Kristina Edgson, Manager of Victoria House Day Nursery in Victoria Road, Marlow, abseiled down The National Lift Tower, to help raise £3,000 for the Children’s Air Ambulance charity.
After descending the Grade 2 listed tower, a research and development test site, she described the experience as utterly terrifying and exhilarating.
“Approaching the lift tower I couldn’t believe how high it was and when we took the lift up to the top of the building and looked down, the fear kicked in. The scariest part was standing on the edge of the building and being told to let go,” she said.
“We work with children every day so this charity is very important to us particularly as it relies entirely on donations for its life-saving work,” she added, thanking everyone for their generous support.
Kristina was part of a seven woman team from sister day nurseries in the award-winning, employee-owned Childbase Partnership group and was cheered on by her colleagues.
The charity, which relies entirely on donations and has been adopted by the nursery for a year-long fund-raising drive, has just one helicopter covering the entire country and currently can only reach one in every three children and babies who need their help.
Pictured: Kristina Edgson, Manager of Victoria House Day Nursery before her 420 foot abseil descent in aid of charity.