SUPERGRAN Margaretha Keyte is braving St. Omer Barracks' 150ft tower in support of Cancer Research UK's first abseil in Aldershot.

Mrs Keyte has accepted the challenge after beating breast cancer four times.

A rock climber in her youth, Mrs Keyte, 83, of Hazeley Close, Hartley Wintney, said: "I hope that by taking part I will give hope to cancer patients everywhere.

"I have had breast cancer four times, but because of treatment I am still fit and well and raring to tackle the tower.

"Last year I took part in Cancer Research UK's first ever ‘wild slide' off of Basingstoke Hospital, and although it seemed like a ridiculous thing to do, it was great fun.

"Although I am disabled, I am still raring to tackle the tower because without the relentless pursuance of research foundations, such as Cancer Research UK, I would not be alive today.

"I urge all people to join me at St. Omer Barracks on Saturday April 5 to help raise money for such a vital cause."

Event organiser Nikki Betts said: "Mrs Keyte is a breast cancer survivor of 35 years and without doubt she is a true inspiration to us all.

"We hope this event will raise over £15,000."

Teams of four are being sought to tackle the 150ft tower. Spaces are limited and going fast so if you think you can ‘tackle the tower', then call Nikki Betts on 01264 351287 or 07887 626956, or e-mail her at for further information.