AN AMPORT pensioner will buckle up to take on the world's fastest zipline in north Wales for her 80th birthday to raise money for an Andover hospice.

Angela Silverman had previously done an incredible wing walk strapped to the top of a Stearman Biplane for her 77th birthday to raise money for Naomi House hospice in Sutton Scotney.

If that wasn’t challenging enough, the daring pensioner is now planning to step that up with the ‘Challenge of Velocity’ over Penrhyn Quarry in stunning north Wales to raise funds for the Countess of Brecknock Hospice in Andover, which cared for her husband, Peter.

Andover Advertiser: Angela SilvermanAngela Silverman (Image: Contributed)

Angela will undertake her challenge on Sunday, March 17.

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Soaring over the Welsh scenery harnessed to a wire, the world’s fastest zip line in the world and Europe’s longest zip line reaches speeds up to 120mph as it zips over the Penrhyn Quarry and Lakes. 

“I intend to grow old disgracefully,” said Angela as she shared her excitement for the birthday challenge.

“Please do help me raise as much money as possible for the amazing Countess of Brecknock Hospice who took great care of Peter recently. The staff are so kind and caring and the charity needs all the donations it can raise to help people who need care.”

Andover Advertiser: Angela SilvermanAngela Silverman

The self-proclaimed daredevil and an adrenalin junkie has completed other ambitious challenges in her lifetime including bungee jumping from the tallest bridge in South Africa, Tandem sky diving in Namibia and Maidenhead, water rafting in Zimbabwe, para-gliding in Rio De Janeiro.

Michele Gard, director of the hospice charity, said: “Angela is a truly amazing lady.  We are honoured that she has chosen to support the Hospice with her next challenge as part of her milestone birthday celebrations.” 

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The Countess of Brecknock Hospice provides palliative care to adults suffering from life-limiting illness who live in Andover and its surrounding villages or who have a connection with the area, together with comfort and support for their families, friends and carers.

The Hospice are hugely reliant on voluntary donations to maintain the exceptionally high standard of services and care they provide.

You can support Angela and help her and the hospice to make this a birthday to remember by donating to her JustGiving page: