Daring dad to zip wire from roof of Sunderland’s Stadium of Light

Lee Crosby taking on five charity challenges for Sunderland FC's Foundation of Light
Lee Crosby taking on five charity challenges for Sunderland FC's Foundation of Light
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A DARING dad is making his epic charity mission a high five – by zip wiring from the roof of the Stadium of Light.

Lee Crosby, 41, who works as Improving Futures Project Manager for the club’s Foundation of Light charity, will cap a fantastic five sporting challenges by taking the plunge in the Zip Wear event next month and doing the Great North Run in September.

Dad-of-four Mr Crosby has already reached the finishing line in both the Sunderland and Lambton 10k runs and saddled up for the last leg of the Dublin to Sunderland cycle ride, all in aid of the Foundation of Light in recent months.

Mr Crosby has a key role at the charity supporting disadvantaged families – and his commitment to the cause is just as strong after working hours.

Mr Crosby, from South Shields, said: “I’m now getting ready to do the Foundation’s Zip Wear event in August, where I’m going to zip wire from the roof of the stadium down to the Leibherr Cranes site on the other side of the river.

“I’m also signed up to do the Great North Run and my hope is that I’ll raise more than £1,000 for the Foundation.

“I wanted to set myself a challenge and raise awareness of the foundation and all the good work it does.”

The Foundation of Light provides sporting and education opportunities in Sunderland, South Tyneside and Durham, including disability courses and specialist coaching sessions.

To donate to Lee’s charity bid, visit www.justgiving.com/Lee-Crosby.