A CARDIAC nurse from Langholm braved the windswept heights of Carlisle’s tallest building to raise money for charity.
Pamela Stewart, who works at the Heart Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary in the city, joined five other colleagues in abseiling down the side of the Civic Centre.
The Henry Street resident, who lives with husband, Gordon, had never done anything like this previously but she said it was a thrilling experience.
She said: “The mother of one of my colleagues is Jessica Riddle, Carlisle City Mayor, and we did the abseil for her charities.
“She is supporting Age UK, the NSPCC and the cardiac care at the infirmary.
“I have worked as a nurse at the centre since it opened eight years ago. Primarily, we do cardiac stents, angiograms and angioplasty treatments.
“But we do emergency cases as well and can get called into work during the night. If someone has a heart attack, they come into the centre and we put in stents straight away.”
Of the abseil, she said: “None of us had done it before but we were helped through it by the climbing company which ran it. I was the first one to go.
“The Civic Centre is the tallest building in Carlisle at 135 feet. It was a really brilliant view from the top.
“I enjoyed it; it was quite thrilling, although not everyone did. I was told not to look down but at about halfway I did look down. I would definitely have another go.”