A team of three has just completed the fastest zipline in the world to raise money for cerebral palsy charity Stick ‘n’ Step.
Tom Hughes and Jonathan Thornton from Attach Digital in Liverpool joined forces with Lee Bridgwater to undertake the challenge on ‘Velocity 2’ in Snowdonia. So far, they have raised over £1,000 to support the charity. Lee Bridgwater’s son Oliver, 9, who has cerebral palsy, attends the Stick ‘n’ Step centre in Wallasey for weekly conductive education sessions.
Following the challenge, Tom Hughes commented,
“During the first lockdown, we reached out to Stick ‘n’ Step and offered our time and resources pro bono to design and build them a new website. We got to meet a number of the Stick ‘n’ Step team and saw the great work they do, so when the Zip Line Challenge came up we knew we just had to get involved! We were nervous at the top looking down, a very long way down, but we’re so glad we did it and for a great cause too!”
Lee Bridgwater said,
“My son Oliver started at Stick ‘n’ Step three years ago and he has made so much progress with his strength and social development. He loves going there to see his friends and all the conductors and he always has fun. It was important for me to raise money for the charity as it has helped Oliver so much and made our family life a little easier. Stick ‘n’ Step is a very important charity as it is self-funded and needs every penny it can raise. I hope to do more charity events for it in the future.”
Stick ‘n’ Step Interim Head of Fundraising, Samantha Lee, said,
“Everyone at Stick’n’step would like to say a huge thank you and congratulations to Tom, Jonathan and Lee. If anyone is interested in taking part in the Zipwire next year or you are interested in undertaking another fundraising challenge, please email us your initial interest via firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Stick ‘n’ Step offers support services to children with cerebral palsy and their families. The charity provides the children with totally free of charge conductive education sessions, allowing them to gain the skills they need to live more independent lives. Over 100 children from across the region usually attend these sessions weekly or twice weekly at the charity’s Wallasey and Runcorn centres.