Ardee man to take on the world’s fastest zip line for charity

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Ardee man to take on the world’s fastest zip line for charity

Ardee man to take on the world’s fastest zip line for charity

Ardee man Alan Duff is limbering up for a courageous challenge and calling on adventure enthusiasts across the North East to join him.

This April, he will fly!

The intrepid addiction support worker will soar through the skies at speeds in excess of 100mph when he takes on the fastest zip line in the world in aid of national child protection charity, the ISPCC.

The charity, which provides services including Childline, is presenting supporters with an exhilarating opportunity to hurtle over scenic Snowdonia, Wales, by taking part in Zip World Velocity on Saturday April 21st.

The prospect of this day trip with a difference has already piqued the interest of many with a thirst for adventure – including Mr. Duff, who has previously completed a number of challenges in aid of the ISPCC.

Alan Duff said: “I’m really looking forward to the adrenaline rush that hurtling at speed over the beautiful Welsh countryside is sure to bring. A zip line challenge is something I had been looking into doing anyway and to have it all organized for you as a group day trip experience is fantastic.

“Thankfully, flying shouldn’t come as a total shock to my system – I’ve already abseiled, skydived and cycled from coast to coast of Ireland in aid of this very deserving cause. This challenge should be a lot of fun and I’d encourage anyone tempted by the opportunity to sign up.”

Mr. Duff will join participants travelling by ferry to Holyhead on the day, before being taken by coach to begin their adventures. After completing Little Zipper, a line to build confidence, the participants will ascend Penrhyn Quarry towards the Big Top of Velocity. This is where the pulsating fun starts!

Whetting appetites further still, participants on the day will also have the opportunity to experience the thrilling Zip World Fforest Coaster set in the idyllic Conwy Valley.

By taking part in this adventure of a lifetime, ‘zippers’ will help to raise vital funds for the national child protection charity. Those taking part are asked for a deposit of €150 to secure their place on the trip and to fundraise €500 in support of the ISPCC’s work. The ISPCC delivers innovative child-centered services, including Childline, in a number of locations throughout Ireland. As Ireland’s only 24-hour listening service for children and young people, Childline provides free, confidential and non-judgmental support.

With excitement mounting for this delightfully daring day, those who would like to join Alan Duff in seizing this opportunity are encouraged to register their interest early to secure their place on the trip. For more information and to register interest, see https://www.ispcc.ie/get-involved/upcoming-events/readytofly-zipline-challenge-in-aid-of-ispcc-childline/16331 or ispcc.ie