Abseiling from the Transporter - at 84
A FEARLESS pensioner who loves a challenge abseiled down the Transporter Bridge in a bid to promote fair trade.
Kitty Grove-Stephensen made the 180ft descent down Teesside’s famous landmark to mark the launch of Fairtrade Fortnight across Teesside.
The event marked the 84-year-old’s contribution to life in the town spanning several decades.
She has been associated with the Fairtrade movement for 30 years, managing the Fairtrade Shop at Middlesbrough Quaker Meeting House for more than 10 years, raising between £600 and £1,000 each year.
In 2008 she abseiled from the top of the Transporter Bridge, raising more than £1,300 in sponsorship for Macmillan Cancer Care, and in 2012 she completed a zipslide from the Baltic Art Gallery at Gateshead to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Kitty Grove-Stephensen, who abseiled from the Transporter to promote Fairtrade