Caring Leanne takes on daring drop for her dementia-suffering grandmother

Leanne Nash abseiled 170 metres for Mountbatten Lodge

Leanne Nash abseiled 170 metres for Mountbatten Lodge


A Hemel Hempstead woman has abseiled down a 170 metre drop in order to help make her nan’s life more special.

Leanne Nash of Marlins Turn, Gadebridge, took on the sponsored challenge in Portsmouth’s Spinnaker Tower, which is taller than both Big Ben and the London Eye.

The dedicated 24 year old raised more than £800 for her grandma Beryl Williams’ care home, Mountbatten Lodge, to help improve the garden area.

Beryl suffers from Alzheimer’s and Leanne hopes the funds will help improve the quality of life she and her neighbours experience at the Old Crabtree Lane home.

Brave Leane said: “She was my mum’s best friend as well as her mother. They did everything together but this happened so fast, and I knew it was getting worse but there was nothing I could do to help.

“It affected my family so much and it hurt my mum a lot, so I thought of doing an abseil to raise money.

“The money will go to the garden area so they have much more fun and can see all the pretty flowers in the summer time and feel special and relaxed.

“It was an experience I will never forget and I loved every second of it.”

Mountbatten Lodge spokesman Sarah Webber said: “Leanne has raised an estimated £800 for Mountbatten Lodge which will go towards new equipment and garden furniture for the home, just in time for the summer months.

“The team at Mountbatten Lodge are incredibly proud of her for what she has achieved.”




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