The Zip Wire Challenge 2017

Our summer sponsored challenge organized by Derek Howshall started last Saturday at 10:00am outside St. Mary’s Church in Ferndown, as the town crier Mike Andrews called everyone together to listen to Ferndown Mayor Cathy Lugg officially open the Zip Wire Challenge. The event was managed by Dave Talbot Adventure Ltd who we know well from last years abseil challenge.

First down the wire was the Deputy Mayor Steve Lugg dressed as Superman followed ‘hot on the wire’ by our Project Manager Susan Sutherland. Many people took part in the challenge throughout the day, Councillor Terry Cordery, Barrington Centre Manager Andy Bryant, team members from the Bus Stop Club, as well as several local people, one whom came dressed as a 1980’s free spirited lady.

As is the same again this year, we are raising funds to finance the continued operation of our Centre, home of our Charity so that we can support local families and vulnerable adults from in and around Ferndown.

Project Manager Susan said “It was a glorious day for the event and we thank everyone who stepped over the tower edge and zipped down the wire. We would also like to thank everyone who raised money through sponsorship which will help fund the many projects we aim to continue running at the centre.”


Photos courtesy of Tom Scrase and Pam Ansell