90-year-old woman climbs stairs for charity, raises over $500K in donations

Updated: June 25, 2020 07:43 AM
Created: June 25, 2020 07:37 AM

For 10 weeks, a 90-year-old woman has been climbing the stairs of her home to raise money for charity.

Margaret Payne is climbing the stairs of her Scottish home and wants to reach the equivalent of 2,398 feet.


The height symbolizes Scotland's iconic Suilven Mountain.

Payne said she was inspired by military veteran Tom Moore, who completed 100 laps of his garden just before his 100th birthday to raise money for Britain's National Health Services.

Payne has managed to raise more than half-a-million dollars with her climb.

The money will be donated to a charity once Payne has reached her goal.

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