Brave volunteers climbed the UK’s highest rollercoaster in aid of The Fed.
Four teams of intrepid climbers suppressed their jitters to scale on foot to the top of Blackpool’s iconic rollercoaster, The Big One, in aid of Prestwich-based social care charity, The Fed.
Opened in 1994 and reaching 213ft above ground level at its apex, the ride is the highest in the UK.
The 24 Fed participating fundraisers have raised over £10,000 for the charity.
Fundraising manager, Rochelle Broman, explained: “The event really captured people’s interest and we sold most of our places within the first week and had to turn a lot of people away. But we plan to do it again in 2016 – and with an added twist!”
Joanne Orr, of Bury, who was in the team who made the climb at 7pm, said: “If anyone is thinking of doing it next year, and is afraid of heights like me, I would really encourage them – The Fed staff and the people running the event are fantastic – the support and organisation is excellent. There’s nothing you can’t do!”
To sponsor any of the climbers, visit Thefed.org.uk/donate/fundraisers or call the charity on 0161 772 4800.