Chance to zip over the Wear

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FEARLESS fund-raisers are being invited to sign up for their next challenge.

The Foundation of Light is building on the success of previous Zip Wear events, by giving people the chance to cross the River Wear by zip wire from the roof of the Stadium of Light, on the Weekend of August 3 and 4.

Participants will travel for 250 metres at speeds of up to 25mph, landing 45 metres below on the opposite bank at Liebherr Cranes.

More than 400 daredevil fund-raisers have taken part in past events, raising over £25,000 for great causes.

This year the foundation will hold the event in partnership with North East Autism Society, raising funds for both charities.

Registration is £20 for a guaranteed place

Everyone taking must pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship, or buy a place outright for £120.

Those who sign up must be 16 or over. Height and weight restrictions will apply.

Once registered, participants will receive an info pack including sponsorship form.

For details, call 551 5191 or email