Daredevil mums conquer their fears

Nicola Denny and Sandra Squire after their successful abseil down Southwold Lighthouse
Nicola Denny and Sandra Squire after their successful abseil down Southwold Lighthouse

DAREDEVIL MUMS Sandra Squire and Nicola Denney went up in the world on Sunday - but were brought down to earth a lot more quickly.

They climbed the 113 steps up the 102ft-high Southwold lighthouse and then abseiled down as part of an all-day fund-raising effort for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, which they both support.

The duo, who met four years ago at antenatal classes, raised £250 and joined some 90 people who pulled in at least £17,000 for the RNLI.

Sandra, who runs an online baby clothes company and lives with her family in Walsham-le-Willows, and Nicola Denney, formerly of Red Lodge, but now living in Norwich, both conquered a fear of heights.

“The hardest part was the 113 steps to the top and the scariest part was climbing over the rail!”

And she confessed that she lost two-and-a-half stone to make the 102ft climb easier.

Sandra’s eldest son, born four years ago, when the women first met, had a different view of his mum’s antics. Mrs Squire said: “He said abseiling was very silly and very naughty. He said we should just come down the stairs.”

Lord of the Rings and Titanic actor Bernard Hill, who lives in Suffolk, also took part.