Fearless fundraisers have donated thousands of pounds to a Chester neonatal charity after taking on the world’s fastest zip wire.
Staff from Graham Construction raised £3,000 for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s Babygrow Appeal after flying at speeds over 100 mph across Penrhyn Quarry on a zip wire.
The Big Zipper hangs 418 feet above the ground and hurtled the fundraisers for a mile over the quarry at Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, Snowdonia.
The Babygrow Appeal was launched to raise funds for a new neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital which will provide better facilities and a more spacious environment for new born babies and their families.
Louise Seddon, community engagement advisor at Graham Construction, said it was a ‘pleasure’ to offer support to the charity.
“The Babygrow Appeal is an incredible charity that makes an enormous difference to thousands of families in their time of need,” she said.
“We are always keen to find ways that we can give back to the local community beyond the construction projects we are involved with, and we honestly couldn't think of a more deserving cause.
“The team at the Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit do such fantastic work, it is our pleasure to be able to offer them this support.”
The Babygrow Appeal’s corporate and events fundraising manager, Hanna Clarke, said the unit was ‘really pleased’ to receive support from the team of fundraisers.
She said: “The generous donation will make a big difference and will allow us to continue helping families in a modern, purpose built facility.”
Earlier this month, Chester’s BBC Breakfast presenter Louise Minchin bagged £17,836.50 towards the Babygrow Appeal when she appeared on a celebrity special of ITV1’s The Chase.
Louise, who lives near Chester, is a patron of the £3m appeal.