Staff from GRAHAM Construction have raised £3,000 for the Countess of Chester Hospital’s Babygrow Appeal by taking part in a zip wire challenge.
The group of 12 staff took on the world’s fastest zip wire, which also happens to be the longest in Europe, at Zip World Velocity in Bethesda, Snowdonia.
The Big Zipper hangs 418 feet above the ground and hurtled the fundraisers for a mile across Penrhyn Quarry reaching speeds of over 100 mph.
Money raised by the group will be donated to the Babygrow Appeal, which was launched to raise funds for a new neonatal unit at the Countess of Chester Hospital.
The new unit will provide better facilities and a more spacious environment for new born babies and their families. To date, almost £2million has been raised for the appeal.
Louise Seddon, community engagement advisor at GRAHAM Construction, said:
“The Babygrow Appeal is an incredible charity that makes an enormous difference to thousands of families in their time of need. We are always keen to find ways that we can give back to the local community beyond the construction projects we are involved with, and we honestly couldn’t think of a more deserving cause. The team at The Countess of Chester Hospital’s neonatal unit do such fantastic work, it is our pleasure to be able to offer them this support.”
The Babygrow Appeals Corporate and Events Fundraising Manager Hanna Clarke said:
“We are really pleased to receive this support from GRAHAM Construction. The generous donation will make a big difference and will allow us to continue helping families in a modern, purpose built facility.”