Its fantastic to say that WE DID IT!!
On Sunday 13th August 2017, 40 brave souls put their bodies on the line in the name of Charity, agreeing to be strapped to a Zip Wire in the middle of slate mountains in Bethesda, North Wales, to then fly head first over a gorge and lake at over 100mph.
It might not sound like your idea of fun but the feedback from all participants was amazing, with some even booking the event with their families to try it out all over again!
The fastest Zip Wire in the World was the venue for this ‘extreme’ challenge which was originally scheduled to take place in May, but due to high winds was postponed until August.
The postponement only seemed to fuel the excitement of all those taking part, but on arrival in Wales, the nerves were there for all to see.
Not a surprise though, as we all were able to see quite clearly other participants facing their fears and flying overhead.
Quite astonishingly, nobody gave in to their inner voice and each and every volunteer participated and contributed to a fantastic event and evening.
The final figures arent in just yet, as some participants are still collecting sponsorship money, but we expect to raise anything between £1,500 and £2,000 from the Zip Wire Challenge, which is superb.
Funds raised from this Challenge will be used towards the renovation of the Skills Learning Centre which will be opened in late 2017.
The Cathie Stankevitch Foundation is in the process of organising a full calendar of events and challenges for 2018, so keep a look out for what will be happening as there might just be a challenge that excites you or helps you to face your own fear.