Pat’s Zipwire Challenge


Pat’s Zipwire Challenge
Media release – for immediate use
27 April 2017

Trowbridge Grandmother (83) to ride the world’s fastest zipwire – for charity
On 4 May 2017, 83-year old Patricia (Pat) Davies will ride the zipwire Velocity – Europe’s longest and the world’s fastest. Over a distance of nearly a mile and 500ft up, Pat will achieve speeds of up to 100 mph.
Friends and well-wishers are sponsoring Pat to raise funds for Larkrise School. Based in Pat’s home town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, the school educates and cares for children with severe learning disabilities.
Pat said: “Larkrise does some wonderful work. I wanted to help the school, and to prove that people in their eighties can still do exciting things.”
Head teacher Phil Cook said: “Larkrise School caters for children with complex needs. The money which Pat raises will be used to help develop accessible and appropriate physical and sensory play environments for all our pupils.”
Anyone can sponsor Pat via her JustGiving page:
https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/patszipwirechallenge
100% of funds pledged will go to the school.
Originally from the Rhondda valley in Wales, Pat Davies has lived in Trowbridge since 1961. She worked as a welfare assistant at the former Margaret Stancomb Infants School for over 20 years. A keen singer and actor she is a former member of the Welsh National Opera Chorus. At nearly 84 years of age, she is still active in Trowbridge Amateur Operatic Society, and in Bath Opera. She has two sons and four grandsons.
The Velocity zipwire is part of Zip World in Snowdonia, North Wales.

For more information:

Pat Davies: 01225 763908

Keri Davies (Pat’s son): 07870 812 949         mail@keridavies.net

Phil Cook, Larkrise School: 01225 761434    head@larkrise.wilts.sch.uk

Zip World: 01248 601 444                              info@zipworld.co.uk

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