Daredevils step up for Triple Whammy for Sheffield Hospice

Martin Harper, of Lambton, Washington, jumps for charity.'Powerfan
Martin Harper, of Lambton, Washington, jumps for charity.'Powerfan
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FUNDRAISERS are being urged to take the plunge and throw themselves into collecting cash for Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice with a series of daring challenges.

The Triple Whammy event offers three exhilarating activities under one roof on one day – and every penny raised will go directly to helping patients at the hospice, on Little Common Lane, Whirlow.

The action-packed day is happening at The Abyss, in the Magna centre at Templeborough, Rotherham, on Saturday, March 23.

Daredevils can begin the day on the zip wire, a 250ft long ride from a height of 70 feet, which extends across the melting pots of the former steelworks.

Then, the free abseil will see participants climb the 150ft Magna Face of Steel building and then descend from a purpose-built platform.

And if that is not enough, then the Powerfan dares people to plunge 150ft off a platform, with just the force of a powerful fan ensuring fundraisers make a soft landing on the ground.

Helen Crow, St Luke’s events manager, said: “Together, these three activities will get your heart racing, your adrenaline flowing and give you a huge sense of achievement.

“Through your fundraising you’ll be helping St Luke’s to care for local people with incurable diseases, giving them the best quality of life and supporting each of our patients, their families and friends through difficult times.”

The entry fee is £45, but participants also need to commit to raising a minimum of £195 in sponsorship money.

St Luke’s will supply a fundraising pack containing everything needed to take part in the event.

Helen said: “You’ll need to be in good health and good shape to take part but there is no upper age limit.

n Visit St Lukes Hospice to find out more about the Triple Whammy.