Savills Truro takes to the skies to raise money for local hospice
PUBLISHED: 10:13 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 10:13 15 November 2013
Members of Savills Truro residential and rural teams took to the skies this week to raise over £1,100 for Cornwall Hospice Care, an organisation devoted to providing clinical care and support to people living with life-limiting illnesses in Cornwall.
On Saturday, Ben Davies, Matthew Rowe, Anne Pink, Kirsty Butcher, Michael Greet, Joanna Murray and Oliver Daw put any fear of heights aside to take a night flight on the longest zip wire in England, travelling 660 metres over the illuminated domes of Cornwall’s Eden Project.
Ben Davies of Savills says: “After having the event called off the week before because of severe weather conditions, we were all a little nervous when we arrived at the Eden Project to be greeted by the wind and the rain.
“We descended in two groups, with each of us being suspended horizontally over a sheer drop into the darkness before being released along the wire, gaining speeds of up to 30 mph along the course.
“It was an exhilarating experience, the closest we’ll ever get to flying and so worthwhile knowing we were generating funds for such a worthy cause.”