Steeple Jill is back on a high

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Angela Collins O'Mahony abseiling from the roof of Croke PArk with her daughter Martina.

A WOMAN who is used to dizzying heights, former Steeple Jill, Angela Collins O’Mahony (76) will be leaping off a tall building rather than climbing up one in her latest feat of daring-do.

The Children’s Grief Centre and the Redemptorist Christmas Hamper Appeal are joining forces to launch an imaginative fund-raising venture ‘Abseiling with Angela’ in which volunteers are invited to follow the sprightly pensioner as she abseils down the side of Thomond Park on November 16.

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Despite the fact that she has retired from the family steeplejack company, Angela scaled the heights again earlier this year when she joined her daughter in another charity abseil.

Children’s Grief Centre Director Sr Helen Culhane explained that the service is hoping to move to a new building to provide support to children, young people and their families who are grieving and experiencing a loss through bereavement, separation or divorce.

The new centre will provide a more stimulating environment for children and young people and the money raised from the abseil will go towards the building fund.

Redemptorists Rector Fr Seamus Enright said that the proceeds will also help provide some of the  6,000 hampers that will be distributed at Christmas as well as supporting organisations dealing with food poverty and homelessness throughout the year.

Details from Katrina at 086-457 8030, Eileen at 087-900 0245 or email Fr Seamus at [email protected]