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Pat braves the Velocity zipwire!

Our Masham shop Manager, Pat, braved the fastest zip line in the world, Velocity, located in North Wales to raise an amazing £770 for Herriot Hospice Homecare!

Pat has been the shop Manager of Masham since its opening last May and decided she wanted to raise funds to celebrate the shops first birthday!

Pat tells us about her adventure:

Tell us more about your role at Herriot Hospice Homecare…

I have found that I have different strengths in my role as shop manager, alongside my mentor Ruth Blundell.  I work alongside a small team of volunteers who are worth their weight in gold. I’m very lucky!

What made you decide to take on a challenge?

November 2017 is when the seed was planted to go ahead with this fundraising adventure. I wanted an idea to raise funds for Masham shops first birthday (May 22nd) & the Herriot Hospice Homecare Charity. I chose May 5th which would have been my lovely dads birthday, so it was to honour him too.

How did you feel on the day of the event?

On the day of the zip line, we travelled from Prestatyn caravan park (made a weekend of it) with my two besties Michelle & Karen, who were my encouraging support team. Wasn’t nervous at all, very excited in fact! I did a practice zip line first, then travelled up to the dizzy heights to the Velocity 2. I’m here at last I thought, the adrenaline started to flow even more.  You get suspended from the wire, hear the words..’on 3-2-1- then they flick the switch!!

I flew 500ft above Penrhyn Quarry at 122mph...screaming with delight...I loved it. I wanted to go straight back on again!

What advice would you give anyone considering doing a challenge in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare?

If anyone is thinking of doing anything for charity, go for it, it’s helps everyone!

Feeling inspired by Pat? If you would like to take on an exciting challenge in aid of Herriot Hospice Homecare, please contact Lucy on: lucy.turner@herriothh.org.uk

 

Article Posted 24th August 2018