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