DAREDEVILS zipped across the River Wear as part of a charity challenge at the weekend.
Hundreds of people took part in the event organised by Sunderland Live – including Sunderland Live boss Chris Alexander.
The dad-of-three, from Houghton, raised more than £500 for the Alzheimer’s Society, in memory of his late mother Mary who died earlier this year, aged 89.
Mayor of Sunderland, Councillor Bob Heron, also took part.
He said: “The zip wire is great fun, you get an absolutely fantastic view down the Wear, right down to the fish quay and out to sea. You go about 30-40 miles an hour, then at the end it really speeds up.”
The zip wire was from Wearmouth Bridge to Panns Bank, one of a number of events that took place in Sunderland this weekend, which also included the Sunderland 10k and half marathon, a Steam Spectacular vintage vehicle event in Herrington Country Park and Sanctuary, a music, food and drink event in Sunderland Minster.