Fearless fundraisers take on 100mph zip wire challenge to support Gloucestershire’s carers

Fearless fundraisers take on 100mph zip wire challenge to support Gloucestershire’s carers

Fearless fundraisers take on 100mph zip wire challenge to support Gloucestershire’s carers.

The team are raising money for Carers Gloucestershire by looking for sponsorship as they take on the world’s fastest zip wire, travelling at speeds of up to 100mph at 500 foot across the mountains of Snowdonia.

Taking place at Zip World at Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, the team of 16 will be able to build their confidence on the Little Zipper before descending on the Big Zipper, which will enable them to take in a bird’s eye view of the North Wales coastline.

One of the participants is Philippa Shaw who is the executive officer at Tewkesbury Abbey. Philippa is taking part with her 25-year old son, Robert.
Philippa said: “When Eve, the event manager at Carers Gloucestershire spoke about the Zip Wire challenge I think she was very surprised when I said I wanted to take part.
“My mother was dad’s carer for several years and I know that she would have benefitted from help from a carers’ organisation if there had been one near her – especially to help deal with the isolation that carers feel.
“I am very excited about the challenge being a closet speed freak.”

Jacky Martel, who works for Carers Gloucestershire said: “I am doing the zip wire challenge with two of my boys – I have cared for my eldest son for his 18 years and his brothers have been very involved and supportive.
“I think we are all doing it as we know there are a lot of people in our situation who don’t know what help is available and want to raise awareness that Carers Gloucestershire can help.”

The fundraising event is part of a campaign to celebrate Carers Gloucestershire’s 25th anniversary supporting the county’s carers and raise £75,000 this year to support their essential work.

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