Ultimate zip wire in Cranmore
145 individuals from 20 different groups of businesses, charities, schools, sports teams and friends completed SOS Africa’s Ultimate Zip Wire Challenge from Cranmore Tower during the first weekend of the 4 day event.
Close to £7000 has already been raised through online and offline donations, on the way to the charity’s £12,000 target.
All funds raised will support Shepton Mallet’s own SOS Africa Charity as well as another 10 local charities and causes who were invited to the event.
Matt Crowcombe, event organiser, said: “So far the event has been a huge success; all of our 145 brave participants completed the Zip Wire and have already raised a fantastic amount of funds for 10 deserving causes.
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“We still have individual Zip Wire spaces available for this Saturday morning and would like to welcome everyone to the event.”
There are still spaces left for individuals to participate for only £20 each next Saturday morning from 10am.
For more information email email@example.com, call 01749 344197, visit www.sosafrica.com or visit the shop at 21 High Street, Shepton Mallet.
All spectators are welcome to cheer on our teams, go up the tower or visit the Cranmore Tower Tea Rooms.
The teams who have already taken part include the Zipping Zulus (Street Children’s Centre), Bam Bootie Warriors (SWEDA), Putter Tande Span (Wells Teeth Team), Chapungu (Brue Valley Rotary Club), The Wrinkle Berries (Red Berry Recruitment), The Duke’s Rhodesian Rope Riders (Duke of Cumberland Pub), Bathford Baboons (De La Rue Bath), African Stomp and Afrikickers (Evercreech), The Old Mill Tumbling Monkeys (Old Mill Accountants), Crested Cranes (Cranmore), Twiga Twits (Bay Tree Company), Team Tocs (ForwardSpace Frome), Masiphumele Mob (Avalon, Street), Monkey Business (Strawberry Line WI), Golden Bongos (Wells Blue School), Matumaini (Shepton Girl Guides), Hakuna Matata (Wells Connect Team), Rowlands Slick Safari Sliders (Alive and Well) and students and staff from King’s School Bruton.