Wear on our way

by Foundation of Light

Foundation seeking daredevil fundraisers.

Brave fundraisers are being challenged to test their mettle by crossing the River Wear on a zip wire – all in aid of Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC and North East Autism Society.

The ‘Zip Wear’ challenge takes participants from the roof of the Stadium of Light across Sunderland’s famous river, with participants will travel a distance of around 250 metres at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, landing 45 metres below on the river bank, close to Liebherr Cranes.

The event was previously held in April and October last year, with more than 500 people taking part.

This years’ ‘Zip Wear’ takes place on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 August and registration is just £20.  Participants are also required to raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship or alternatively places can be bought outright for £120 - making it an ideal gift for adrenaline junkies or SAFC supporters.

Places are always highly sought after, so early registration is advisable to avoid disappointment.  The closing date for registrations is Monday 29 July 2013.

Foundation of Light Event Coordinator Katrina Quinn commented: “We have received great feedback from the two previous ‘Zip Wear’ events and we are delighted to be holding this hugely popular event once again and teaming up with North East Autism Society. 

“I would encourage all interested parties to book quickly as places are limited”

The Foundation of Light would like to thank Sunderland AFC, Sunderland Port Authority, the Homes and Communities Agency, Sunderland City Council and Liebherr Cranes for helping to make this event possible once again .

Contact or call 0191 551 5365 to book your place. Participants must be 16 or over to take part and height and weight restrictions will apply.

Once registered, participants will receive a sponsorship form and all relevant details.

The Foundation of Light uses the power of football to inspire, involve and educate children, families and adults across the North East through programmes that can improve their lives. Structurally and financially independent of the football club the organisation relies on fundraising for 95% of project costs.

The North East Autism Society provides a wide and ever growing range of services for children, young people and adults who are on the Autism Spectrum.   With over 30 years experience, the service include education for children aged 4-19 years, post 19 education and social/vocational training along with supported and open employment opportunities for adults.