A daredevil granny from Bushey is to take on the fastest zipwire in Europe this weekend to raise funds for the hospitals that saved her life.
After a double heart bypass and eight stents, Rhonda Davis’ doctors told her she now has a heart as strong as an ox – that’s a theory she has definitely put to the test by taking part in a number of hair- raising feats since.
Three years ago, she jumped out of a plane in a tandem skydive. Not content with that, she abseiled down the 170-metre high Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth with her cardiologist at Watford General, Will Wallis, to raise money for a research programme into sudden cardiac arrest, particularly among the young.
Now on Sunday (May 19), the dynamic duo will be tackling the Velocity 2 Zip Wire at Penrhyn Quarry, N.Wales, which travels up to 125 mph along with Sallinder Rai, charity fundraising manager at Harefield Hospital.
The funds raised will go towards the Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Transplant Appeal