High-flying daredevils to help charity

Staff at Hydra-Hose in Flixton, Charlotte McNiven(left), Sophie McNiven, Mick Foster and Tom foster, with Marie Curie fundraiser Cheryl Barrett (centre), looking forward to taking part in a zip wire challenge across the roof of Hull FC's KC Stadium, in aid of Marie Curie. Picture by Andrew Higgins  112164c   27/05/11

Staff at Hydra-Hose in Flixton, Charlotte McNiven(left), Sophie McNiven, Mick Foster and Tom foster, with Marie Curie fundraiser Cheryl Barrett (centre), looking forward to taking part in a zip wire challenge across the roof of Hull FC's KC Stadium, in aid of Marie Curie. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112164c 27/05/11

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A GROUP of workmates from Flixton will soon be flying high in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.

The 10-strong team of staff and friends from neighbouring firms Hydra-Hose and East Coast Bearings have become intrepid fundraisers in support of the charity’s local nursing service.

Staff at Hydra-Hose in Flixton, Charlotte McNiven(left), Sophie McNiven, Tom Foster and Mick Foster, with Marie Curie fundraiser Cheryl Barrett (centre), looking forward to taking part in a zip wire challenge across the roof of Hull FC's KC Stadium, in aid of Marie Curie. Picture by Andrew Higgins  112164d   27/05/11

Staff at Hydra-Hose in Flixton, Charlotte McNiven(left), Sophie McNiven, Tom Foster and Mick Foster, with Marie Curie fundraiser Cheryl Barrett (centre), looking forward to taking part in a zip wire challenge across the roof of Hull FC's KC Stadium, in aid of Marie Curie. Picture by Andrew Higgins 112164d 27/05/11

They will be taking part in “The Big Zip” at KC Stadium in Hull. Members of the group have bravely agreed to be harnessed onto a wire, suspended from a platform at the very top of the West Stand, and will “zip” 150 metres across the pitch, to land on the East Stand.

The event, which is being held on Father’s Day, Sunday June 19, will be the second annual adrenaline-filled event of this type to be held at the stadium, which last year raised over £20,000 for the charity.

Cheryl Barrett, area fundraising manager for Marie Curie, said: “We are thrilled at the support shown by Hydra-Hose and East Coast Bearings.

“This is such an exciting event for Marie Curie and an unforgettable experience for participants – most definitely the ultimate Father’s Day present for all football and rugby fans. Plus it’s all for such a good cause.

“We would love to see others taking part in this event to help Marie Curie Cancer Care provide more care, comfort and support to people who are terminally ill in their own homes.”

Go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/events/adrenaline/zipwire or call Cheryl on (01904) 436625.