High-flying colleagues raise £1,000 for Guide Dogs

High-flying colleagues raise £1,000 for Guide Dogs

High-flying housing staff in Oldham have raised more than £1,000 for charity by taking on the fastest zip line in the world.

Three members of our staff reached speeds of up to 100mph as they took on the zip line above the Penrhyn slate quarry in Snowdonia, in Wales, to raise the cash for the Guide Dogs charity.

It is a cause close to the group’s heart as customer services adviser Kevin Crompton, one of those who took part, is registered blind and relies on a guide dog to get around.

Kevin, who works at Housing & Care 21’s offices at Chambers Business Centre, joined his son Sam and colleagues Amanda Gidman, a tenant support officer and Howard Burgess, a property inspector.

He said: “It was an absolutely fantastic experience, it was like flying!

“Most importantly we are delighted to have raised such a great amount for such a worthy cause. We initially set a target of £500 but we had so much support we’ve now raised over £1,000.

“As someone who has a guide dog I see first hand how important this charity is.”

 

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