A DEDICATED daughter is climbing to new heights to raise money in memory of her mum.
Amie Jud is taking on a daredevil zip wire challenge from Wearmouth Bridge across to Pann’s Bank to raise money for St Benedict’s Hospice.
The 20-year-old is hoping to raise more than £500 for the charity, which helped her mum Irene, who died in the hospice at Monkwearmouth Hospital when Amie was just 11.
Amie, from Pennywell, who works at Mecca Bingo, said the white-knuckle challenge seemed like a fitting way to remember her brave mum, who was given the all-clear from ovarian four times before she eventually died of the disease.
She said: “She lived by the rule ‘you only live once’, so I think she would be proud of me.
“I was only 11 when she died. It was horrible, it still is. This is the first time I have done anything for the charity, but I really want to go for this challenge.
“I think it will be quite scary, so it’s a good way to raise the money.
“My friends and family are supportive of me. They are trying to help me in any way they can.”
The zip wire challenge, which is being brought to the city by events company Sunderland Live, will take place on May 3 and 4.
For more information or to book a place, which costs £45, visit www.sunderlandlive.co.uk.
To donate to Amie’s cause, visit www.justgiving.com/Amie-Jud.