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'Zip Wear' deadline approaching

Daredevil fundraisers urged to sign up now to secure place.

 

The 8th October deadline for the Foundation of Light’s second ‘Zip Wear’ is fast approaching, with daredevil fundraisers being urged to sign up now to secure their place in the event.

Taking place on 13th October 2012, participants will ride a zip line from the roof of the Stadium of Light, travelling for a distance of around 250 metres at up to 25 miles per hour across the River Wear, landing 45 metres below on the opposite bank at Liebherr Cranes.

Places are limited to 180 participants per day and participants must register before Monday 8th October 2012.

Registration is just £20 to guarantee a place and participants are required to raise at least £100 in sponsorship, payable at the latest by 30th November 2012. Alternatively, places can be bought outright for £120 with all money raised going to the Foundation of Light and Help for Heroes.

Phil King, Foundation of Light Head of Commercial commented: “The sight of people zipping across the Wear from the top of the Stadium is quite something and the last time we ran this event we had people calling on the day begging to take part. Unfortunately, due to safety procedures, we need to pre-register all participants so I’d urge all those who think they’d like to take part to get in touch now!”

Those interested in taking part should contact Jennifer Smith on 0191 5515153 or at jennifer.smith@safc.com.

Returning to the home of Sunderland AFC after debuting and selling out earlier this year, ‘Zip Wear’ is a must do for thrill seekers, adrenaline junkies and Black Cats supporters alike.

Participants must be 16 or over to take part and height and weight restrictions will apply.

The Foundation of Light, the registered charity of Sunderland AFC, 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.

Help for Heroes supports veterans and serving personnel who have been wounded, injured, or become sick, as a result of serving our country.

The charity provides immediate, direct support to individuals as well as building long-term support for the future.

Additionally, their families and dependents receive support from the charity as they care for their loved one, and adapt to the new challenges that they face.

For further information about Help for Heroes visit www.helpforheroes.org.uk . For further information about SAFC Foundation visit www.foundationoflight.co.uk

The Foundation of Light (formerly known as SAFC Foundation) is the registered charity of Sunderland AFC which works with more than 40,000 people every year.

The organisation 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.

tructurally and financially independent of the football club the organisation relies on fundraising for 95% of project costs.