Six Girlguiding volunteers from the Chepping and High Wycombe Division have raised over £1,300 by climbing the O2 Arena in London.

Ahead of the television appeal night on 17 November, the group donned harnesses before making the steep climb up the 52-metre-high trek.

Among the group was the District Commissioner for Downley, Lesley Wratten,  who is 75-years-old.

She said: “I have always wanted to climb the O2 but with seven damaged discs, I did not feel that I would ever have the opportunity.

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“Little did I know how difficult I would find it but due to Gill and the team encouraging me the whole journey over I made it.

"I will never forget the experience.”

Lesley, who is registered disabled was accompanied by Gill Lawrence, 69, Janet Smith, 58, Nic Bull, 38, Marian Mole, 78, and Julie Huntley, 78.

In all, the group achieved their target of £750 by raising a total of £1,336.

The money raised will be donated to BBC Children in Need and Girlguiding.

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Claire Hoyle, Director of Income, Marketing & Communications at BBC Children in Need spokesperson added: “This is the fourth year of our partnership with Girlguiding and each year Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers always raise the bar with their fundraising challenges.

“We’re asking fundraisers up and down the country to do something Spotacular to raise money this year so the Spot-Kick challenge couldn’t be more perfect.

“The money that is raised will go on to make a difference to children and young people who need our support most. A big thank you to everyone getting involved.”

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