Zip Wear Challenge
Saturday, 5 April 2014 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)
Sunderland, United Kingdom
The Foundation of Light are holding its third ‘Zip Wear’ event, giving brave fundraisers the chance to cross the River Wear by zip wire from the roof of the Stadium of Light.
Participants will travel for a distance of around 250 metres at up to 25 miles per hour, landing 45 metres below on the opposite bank of the river at Liebherr Cranes. In previous years more than 400 fundraisers took part, raising over £25,000. This year the Foundation of Light will be holding this event in partnership with North East Autism Society raising funds for both charities.
North East Autism Society has over 30 years’ experience providing autism specific services. The charity provides a wide - and ever growing – range of services for children, young people and adults who are on the Autism Spectrum. Services include education for children aged 4-19, post 19 education and social/vocational training along with supported and open employment opportunities for adults. In addition the charity provides year round residential placements and an ever-increasing range of community services across the region for people of all ages.
Foundation of Light uses the power of football to inspire, involve and educate children, families and adults across the North East of England to drive social and economic change. The Foundation engages with more than 42,000 people every year in programmes that raise aspirations, develop skills, education levels, self-confidence and so much more.
Registration is just £20 to have a guaranteed place on this exclusive adrenalin filled challenge. All participants are also required to pledge to raise £100 in sponsorship or buy a place outright for £120 – an ideal birthday or special gift for that adrenalin junkie or football supporter.
Participants must be 16 or over to take part and height and weight restrictions will apply. Once registered, participants will receive a sponsorship form and relevant event details.
Watch this fantastic video made by one of our previous participants;
For further information on the Zip Wear Challenge please contact us on 0191 551 5191 or email email@example.com
Zip Wear Terms and Condition:
Places on this event are limited to 180 per day; participants are advised to register as soon as possible.
Each participant must complete and official registration form. Forms may be photocopied.
Registration can only be processed on receipt of the registration fee. Registration fees are non-refundable.
If you are unable to take part after you’ve been allocated a place YOU MUST INFORM US – places are non-transferable. However, if you know someone who would like to take your place they can contact us and lets us know.
Participants must be 16 or over to take part. Those under 18 must have parental/guardian consent. There is a minimum weight restriction of 6 stone (38KG) and a maximum weight restriction of 17.5 stone (111KG) depending on height. For further details, contact Zip Slides UK www.zipslides.co.uk Tel: 01433 659494.
All participants are responsible for their own medical condition. If you are in doubt about your ability to take part please consult your own doctor.
You must not consume alcohol before or during the event.
North East Autism Society and the Foundation of Light may take photos during the event for use in newsletters, website for the media and general promotional purposes. By completing this registration you give permission for such images to be used.
All participants take part at their open risk and The Foundation of Light, North East Autism Society, Liebherr, SAFC and Sunderland City Council cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury result from participation.
This is a sponsored event and unless your place was purchased outright you must pledge to raise at least £100 sponsorship to take part (registration just covers the cost administering your place). The sponsor form and all money collected remains the property of the Foundation of Light and North East Autism Society and must be returned together by the 30th June 2014.
When & Where
Foundation of Light
The Foundation of Light is the registered charity of Sunderland AFC.
Registered Charity No. 1089333
We use the power of football to involve, educate and inspire more than 42,000 young people and their families across the North East each year through a broad range of innovative and award-winning programmes that can help change their lives.
The organisation is committed and pro-active in addressing the issues within our community, running programmes at specially designed classrooms within the Stadium of Light, in local schools, community centres and at bespoke outreach centres throughout Sunderland, South Tyneside and County Durham.
Our passionate, dedicated and highly skilled team includes more than 100 professional teachers, health workers, football coaches, family learning officers, youth workers and support staff. This means a very diverse range of talent, skills and experience, all united in a common passion, enthusiasm and drive to make a difference.