On Saturday, May 19th. at 2.00 p.m. former journalist and T.V presenter, now 80 years old, (yes, 80 years old) Rhonda Davis, grandmother of three, will be taking on the fastest Zip Wire Challenge in Europe to raise funds for the hospitals that saved her life and have looked after for the past six years.

Following a double heart by-pass plus a further eight stents, two years later, Rhonda was jokingly told, by the Professor, she 'now had a heart as strong as a twenty-five-year-old.' So, she decided to put it to the test.

Three years ago, she jumped out of an aeroplane at 13, 500 ft. in a tandem Sky Dive and last year, together with Dr. Will Wallis, her amazing cardiologist, at Watford General hospital, she chose a sunny afternoon in May to abseil 100 metres down the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Both challenges raised funds for Royal Brompton & Harefield Hospitals Charity’s Trust Research Programme into sudden onset cardiac arrest, particularly in young people.

This year is the ultimate challenge. To take on the Velocity 2 Zip Wire at Penrhyn Quarry, N.Wales, which travels up to 125 mph - the fastest in Europe, together with daredevil Dr Will Wallis and firecracker Sallinder Rai, mother of three and Charity Fundraising Manger for Harefield Hospital.

The funds raised by these adventurers will go toward the Charity’s pioneering Harefield Transplant Appeal for both heart and lung transplants carried out at the above hospitals, for all ages.

Your support today will help the incredible work the hospitals are carrying out to beat both heart and lung disease now and in the future.


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