A GRANDMOTHER has spoken of her delight after she raised hundreds of pounds for charity by taking part in an abseil.

Eileen Roe, who lives in Haltwhistle, abseiled 40m down the side of Cathedral Quarry near Ambleside on Saturday, October 20.

Her daughter bought her an abseil experience for her 77th birthday, and Eileen decided to raise money for Macmillan, who supported her husband John through a short battle with cancer in 2014.

She set out to raise £500, but that target has already been smashed.

Eileen said: "I've done my abseil, I enjoyed it it was amazing. I want to say thank you to everyone, especially the two men who did it with me.

We've raised more than £800, it's wonderful I never expected to get so much.

"I would like to say thank you to all the people who supported me, and if anyone would like to help me reach the £1,000 mark then they can still donate."

It's not the first time Eileen has pulled out all the stops to raise money for Macmillan - earlier this year, she raised £500 by selling copies of her late husband's poetry book.

Donations can be made to Eileen's campaign at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/supernan-eileen.