FUN DAY: Event raises more than £8,500 for Dare­dev­ils take the plunge in zip wire test

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements -

MORE THAN £8,500 has been pledged fol­low­ing a char­ity zip wire chal­lenge at Folke­stone Race­course. A to­tal of 83 brave souls took the plunge on Sun­day and zipped from the roof of the main stand to sup­port the causes, with 70 per cent of pro­ceeds pledged to Pil­grims Hospice and 30 per cent to Kent Walk­ing Bus. If all the funds come in then the hospice should re­ceive £6,193 and Kent Walk­ing Bus £2,654. The high­est fund-raiser was Karen Grant with £565. A num­ber of mother and ‘child’ pairs came along on Moth­er­ing Sun­day in­clud­ing Vanessa Sid­dle and mum Doreen An­drews, San­dra and Siob­ham Neiles and Shaun An­drews and mum Lynn Sul­li­van. He­len Lang­ford cel­e­brated her 50th birth­day by tak­ing part and a host of par­tic­i­pants wore fancy dress in­clud­ing pi­rate Thomas Ed­munds, bum­ble bee Tracy Lil­liott and Dal­ma­tians Jo Hy­der and Becca Smith. Event spon­sor Wil­moths Citroen of Folke­stone do­nated the use of one of their 4x4 CCrosser ve­hi­cles to act as an an­chor point for the zip wire, as they did last year. Zip wire spon­sor Bou­verie Place shop­ping cen­tre en­tered a large team to sup­port the event, as did Lydd Air­port, Lit­tle­stone Lifeboat crew wives and Vista Leisure.

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