Students aiming to reach new heights for charity

Nicole Todd, Claire Taggart, Aaron Bell, Jonathon McNeill, Lori Brown and Sharon Ross from Larne Grammar School are encouraging all thrill seekers to join them at Marie Curie Cancer Care's Zipwire across the Lagan on Saturday, May 19. INLT 12-605-CON picture: David Bladon Photography.

Nicole Todd, Claire Taggart, Aaron Bell, Jonathon McNeill, Lori Brown and Sharon Ross from Larne Grammar School are encouraging all thrill seekers to join them at Marie Curie Cancer Care's Zipwire across the Lagan on Saturday, May 19. INLT 12-605-CON picture: David Bladon Photography.

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Daring students from Larne Grammar School are calling on all thrill-seekers to join them at Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Zipwire across the Lagan River on Saturday, May 19, and help raise valuable funds for the charity.

Students Claire Taggart, Jonathan McNeill, Aaron Bell, Nicole Todd, Lori Brown and Sharon Ross are part of a 35-strong team of friends and family from Larne who have all signed up to this nail-biting event, which involves going up 140ft in a crane basket and zipping from one side of the Lagan to the other at 40mph.

The money they raise will help Marie Curie Nurses to provide more free care to people with terminal illnesses in their own homes and in the Marie Curie Hospice, Belfast.

Group leader Claire Taggart spoke of her reasons for supporting the charity.

“My grandmother died from multiple myeloma in 2000 and as a family we have supported the charity for a number of years, including raising over £4,000 through a charity golf day three years ago.

“We will always support the charity for the amazing work they do and the Zipwire seemed like a good way to raise lots of money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. I was going to do it on my own, but involved all my friends and family to raise as much money as possible for the charity.”

So if you enjoy an adrenaline rush or would just like to do something different to raise money for Marie Curie Cancer Care, then like Claire and her friends, sign up online at www.mariecurie.org.uk/adrenaline or call our Events Team on 08700 340 040.

To support the group in their Zipwire challenge, you can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/teams/larnezip