W. Bro. Patrick Elliott, a member of Sir George Clark Memorial Lodge 669, Belfast received cheers and applause from the crowd as he reached the bottom of the Europa hotel.
“It was very hard work,” he said. “It was so windy I swung about a bit, but oh yes, I enjoyed it, I feel it’s well worth it. My legs ached like anything and my right arm where I held the rope, and my hair was all sticking out.”‘Plucky Patrick” has raised £900 for the Grand Master’s Vision 2020 appeal. The appeal includes the charity Médecins Sans Frontières, the RNLI, Simon Communities of Ireland and Simon Community Northern Ireland . Patrick’s sister Mary Elliott worked with Médecins Sans Frontières as a nurse for many years in foreign and difficult countries.