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Velocity: Zip-lining for her 70th

HILARY PASCOE will be zip-lining for her 70th Birthday to fundraise for The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Hilary will be heading to North Wales this Friday (a week before her 70th birthday) to take on the fastest zip line in the world; Zipworld Velocity’ in Bethesda. The famous zip line reaches speeds of up to 100mph!

Hilary said: “I wanted to do something a bit different to mark my 70th Birthday and, in the process, raise some much needed funds for The Wildlife Trust. I didn’t fancy cycling up Everest and I can’t run a marathon as I’ve had both of my knees replaced. So I thought I would take on the longest zip-line in Europe and the fastest zip line in the world! A bit crazy – but that’s me.”

Hilary has been a member of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales for eight years; however, she has never done a sponsored challenge before. The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are honoured that Hilary has decided to take on such an adrenaline packed challenge in order to help the charity with its aim to protect local wildlife, both now and for future generations to enjoy.

She explains why she supports The Wildlife Trust’s work: “I first became interested in the work of The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales when visiting Skomer Island and I fell in love with the Puffins. I have since then learnt a great deal more about the work of the Trust, particularly on a local level, and I have decided to raise some much needed funds to help them with their vital work.”

When asked what she would like the money that she raises to go towards within The Wildlife Trust, Hilary replied “I support the whole work of the Trust so I would like this to go towards general costs. I don’t think that money for specific projects is always helpful, I would rather support the Trust as a whole.”

Anything that you could spare to help Hilary fundraise for The Wildlife Trust would be greatly appreciated! She has managed to raise over 90% of her £1,000 target so far and just needs to raise the last few pounds before she takes to the skies.

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