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My story

[p][br][/p][p]The Velocity Zip Wire in Bethesda holds more pertinent appeal to me than experiencing the exhilaration of whizzing down the fastest zip line in the world and, at one mile long, the longest in Europe! [/p][p]My daughter, Lucy, having loved her experience on Titan, the shorter zip line in Blaenau Ffestiniog, with her good friend, Kevin, hankered after a greater adrenaline rush on the newer and, at the time, more recently opened Velocity. In fact, it became top of her bucket list during the last few months of her life, having been diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour (glioblastoma) after her first term of university in late 2010.[/p][p]Sadly she never got to ‘do’ Velocity. At the end of 2016 her symptoms worsened and scans showed that her brain tumour was growing rapidly. Reluctantly, but understandably, she was deemed too poorly to be given permission to travel the zip wire. She died in March, 2017. [/p][p]Lucy was always pretty ‘dare devilish’ and up for ‘having a go’. Many were the occasions when I was dragged unwittingly onto some white knuckle ride at a theme park and she loved going for teeth chatteringly cold sea swims on Christmas Day, high rope adventure opportunities, gorge walking and generally outdoors activity. [/p][p]It therefore seems so fitting for me to attempt to replicate her “let’s do it” personality and I have booked my slot on Velocity for 25th September this year – her birthday is three days earlier. Before the zip wire plunge, I will be walking over 30 miles from Marianglas, where I live. It will be a sponsored event and money raised will go to Clic Sargeant, a fantastic charity which provided the most incredible specialist support to Lucy & ourselves throughout her illness. They continue to be of huge value to us though a bereavement group giving expert back-up to families who have experienced child loss as a result of cancer. [/p][p] I know that I will hear her bawling out ear splitting encouragement on the day – I can’t think of anything that echoes her cheery, fun- loving personality more! [/p]
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Personal Challenge Date

25 Sep 2020


Oct 27, 2020

Thomas Bowrey

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 23, 2020

Gareth and Delyth

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020


Well done!


Oct 19, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020


A lovely way to remember Lucy, & a fantastic cause x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020


Oct 5, 2020

Glynwen Jones

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Oct 2, 2020

David Willers at Tennis

Well done once again on doing the Zip wire, Nigel!! Best wishes David


Sep 30, 2020


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 30, 2020

David Beesley

Well done dad! 😀

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid