Daredevil nurses zip line for children’s hospice
A DAREDEVIL 70-year-old nurse will take on three zip lining challenges in just two hours to raise funds for a children’s hospice.
Sue Shooter will soar over Penrhyn Quarry, in Wales, for a total of nearly 2km in aid of Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, in Huddersfield.
The Registered General Nurse (RGN) at Aden House Care Home, in Clayton West, will cover the distance by flying down three zip wires in “Europe’s largest zip zone”.
Sue decided to take on the Zip World Titan challenge after her 70th birthday. She will be joined experience by fellow RGN Julia Woodhead.
Sue said: “People were asking me what I would like for a present and there’s nothing I really need at my age.
“So I decided to raise money for the children’s hospice and do something a little daring at the same time.
“I chose Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in memory of my late husband, Vernon, who passed away in August 2017.
“It was Vernon's last wish to donate money from his funeral to a local children’s charity and, as I don’t need any presents, I asked for donations to go to the hospice.”
Julie Eveleigh, interim home manager at Aden House Care Home, said: “Everyone at Aden House, including staff and residents, are so proud of Sue and Julia for taking on the challenge.
“Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice provides a vital service for so many children and families in the area and we’re sure the money they raise will go along way to supporting that work.”
The event takes place on Saturday, 13th April. Anyone wishing to sponsor Sue and Julia should visit their fundraising website