Elderly woman spends retirement skydiving

An elderly woman is spending her retirement doing dangerous activities including paragliding, skydiving, abseiling and wing walking.

Trish Wagstaff, 85, has raised more than £150,000 for charity by undertaking daring activities, which include swimming with sharks, skydiving, paragliding, abseiling and wing walking, the Mirror Online has reported.

Speaking about her new adventures, Trish - who had a hip replacement in 2002 - said: "A lot of my friends and family think I'm absolutely hilarious.

"My son came along and took photos when I was swimming with sharks. I think he was more nervous than me.

"It's no more dangerous than crossing the road when a car is coming."

And the fearless female has revealed she started to carry out the testing tasks after her late husband Peter - who was a major in the Scots Guard - tragically passed away.

She explained: "I started doing it a year after my husband died, but if he had been alive he would have said 'no you won't'."