It was a crisp and bright Saturday morning as we arrived at Gunwharf Quays to watch Denise abseil the Spinnaker Tower for the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity.

A small crowd gathered in the perfect early morning conditions and waited as Denise and the rest of the first group of the day to go up had their first briefing.

We heard that there was an issue with the lift so the intrepid bunch had to start their charity event by first walking up its 500 steps to reach the access hatch at about 95m (312ft) from which they would soon descend.

We waited as four of her teammates came down the tower and then Denise emerged from the hatch and carefully made her way down to the deck to shouts and cheers.

She made the journey down the tower in style and opened up a bottle of bubbly to celebrate at the bottom.

What a star!

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