A 14-YEAR-old has taken part in Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ (WHH) Charity’s fourth annual abseil to raise funds for its children’s ward.

Grace from Old Hall, along with her mum, Maryjo Waldron, were among the first to complete the abseil down Warrington Hospital's post-graduate building.

The Bridgewater High School pupil has supported the hospital by providing her input for the Children and Young People Strategy, designed to support staff that provide treatment or services to young people and their families.

Grace said: "When I was cared for at the hospital, I felt like my thoughts really mattered and they made me feel important, valued and safe.

"That’s why I wanted to do the abseil and give something back."

Grace, along with more than 20 other participants, managed to raise a total of £3,500 through sponsorships.

All proceeds will go towards the charity’s Making Waves campaign, which aims to build a patient-family shower room on the children’s ward, to allow parents to remain close-by throughout their child’s stay at the hospital.

Jane Breeze, WHH charity administrator, said: "I am petrified of heights and at one point I really was not sure if I could do it, but the instructor kept me focused and before I knew it, I was on my way."

Helen Higginson, WHH charity fundraising manager, said: "I chaperoned the participants throughout the day, from them climbing into their equipment to walking up the many flights of stairs to the roof.

"We had every sort of weather condition you can imagine, but still our fabulous abseilers took on the challenge with grit and determination.

"I am so proud of our WHH team and supporters.

"I’d also like to give a big shout out to Frank and the crew from Out There Abseil for making it such an awesome experience."