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Last Updated: Sunday, 15 August, 2004, 09:39 GMT 10:39 UK
Mayor takes charity bridge plunge
A deputy mayor is taking the plunge on Sunday when she abseils off the Humber Bridge for charity.

Hilda Jack, 62, deputy mayor of Rotherham, is raising money for Safe at Last, an organisation which looks after children who have left home.

She said: "I heard a presentation about the charity and when I heard about the abseil I thought why not give it a go."

Mrs Jack will be joined in the 120ft freefall abseil by a team of staff from Rotherham Borough Council.

In July 2003, the adventurous councillor completed a charity skydive, which she said she "very much enjoyed".

All the money raised by the event will be used to help children who have been forced to run away from home.

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