Team has £8,000 all zipped up for hospice
ADRENALINE junkies have raised an amazing £8,000 in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice after braving a zip-wire off the Tyne Bridge.
The team of 23 from business advisory firm Ryecroft Glenton (RG), which included managing partner Chris Robson, stepped off the historic landmark before whizzing almost 1,000ft diagonally down to the Gateshead quayside below.
Staff at the Newcastlebased firm regularly fundraise for the hospice, which has cared for a number of the firm’s family members during the charity’s 30-year history.
Deborah Graham, a partner at RG, paid tribute to the courage of those who took part: “They were all amazing. It was certainly an experience to step off the side of the bridge and slide across the Tyne.
“I am thrilled to have done it, but I won’t be rushing to try it again!”
She also paid tribute to secretary Fiona Hall, who helped co-ordinate the fundraising effort, as well as RG staff who turned up to offer moral support.
Chris Robson added: “I wish to thank all those who helped raise such a magnificent amount for St Oswald’s Hospice. It truly was a great effort.”
Jessica Murphy of St Oswald’s Hospice, said: “The RG team have gone above and beyond in terms of their fundraising efforts