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Dad and daughter’s Sunderland superhero feat

Bethany Clarkson and dad Scott turn superheroes to take part in a zip-wire challenge off Sunderlands Wearmouth bridge

Bethany Clarkson and dad Scott turn superheroes to take part in a zip-wire challenge off Sunderlands Wearmouth bridge

DAD and daughter superheroes will be flying off the Wearmouth Bridge to raise money for sick kids.

Scott Clarkson and daughter Bethany are taking off on May 4 as part of The Children’s Foundation superhero team, fund-raising for Sunderland Royal Hospital Children’s Unit.

‘Spider-Man’ Clarkson, 41, a director of a production company, said: “I supported The Children’s Foundation at Christmas through a raffle at some of our pantomime performances and when I saw that they were organising a zip-wire, I jumped at the chance to get involved.

“My daughter is also taking part, she’s only 13, but she’s braver than me.

“This appeal is for such a good cause, as the Sunderland Royal Hospital is often overshadowed by new and bigger hospitals in the region, and knowing that the money we raise is going directly to buying equipment to help children to be distracted from painful procedures, makes it all worthwhile.

“The Children’s Foundation aims to equip every children’s ward in the hospital with this equipment.” The three Vpod units help relax and entertain young patients during painful treatment.

Bethany, AKA ‘Captain America Girl’, said: “Zipping off the bridge looks like great fun and I think it’s good to do stuff for charity. I also want to make sure my dad actually does it.”

To join the zip-wire team, a pledge of £145 is needed.

Email Ashleigh.harrison@nuth.nhs.uk or call 0191 282 0896 for more information.

 

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