Sunday, 2 October 2016

Charity Zipwire

If you squint, you'll see a tiny pink dot on the top corner of this building.

That's me.

About to ride that zipwire to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK, a charity that supports those who have served in the Armed Forces and are living with sight loss.

Now. You might remember that 'Ride a zipline' is one of the goals on The List...

However, it was an incredibly challenging goal, because I am not a huge fan of heights, and the thought of leaping off a building attached to some ropes seems utterly insane even now.

But when I saw an advert for the event, I thought it was a great opportunity, as it was for a very good cause. So not only was I able to do something I wanted to try, but I was able to raise funds for a charity at the same time!

Thanks to the wonderful people that sponsored me, I was able to raise £205 for this fantastic charity! 

This is my happy-but-questioning-my-sanity face.
Happy that so many people donated
Questioning my sanity over doing this!

Zipwiring is a memorable experience. 

Only once were we on the roof did I realise how high it was, and honestly, the most terrifying part of the whole thing is sitting down on the edge, hooked up to the ropes, and knowing a guy was seconds away from pushing me off the edge.

After the push, there was the rapid descent down the wire to the ground, which was pretty awesome--it made being pushed off the roof totally worth it! ;)

Though I was  nervous, I wasn't going to let it beat me, not when so many people had donated to such a good cause!
Not to mention, the lady who went down the line before me was in her eighties--if she could do it, so could I!

Overall it was a great experience. I was one of some 180 people who participated, and Blind Veterans UK hopes to raise over £10,000 through the running of the event. Am keeping an eye on their Facebook page to find out if they update with a total raised!

1 comment:

  1. Ah! You did it :) Well done, you should be really proud of yourself!
    Also, it's wonderful that you raised so much for the charity too :D