09/10/2018 - Lucketts helps adrenaline seekers raise money for Portsmouth charity

Raising money for The Elizabeth Foundation charity, based in Portsmouth, supporting infants and pre-school children with hearing loss


Lucketts Group has helped a team of adrenaline-seeking fundraisers raise nearly £2,000 for a local charity.

The coach firm laid on a vehicle and driver to help a team of nine people travel to Wales to undertake a charity challenge with a difference on October 6.

Brave fundraisers from around the Portsmouth area took on one of the longest zip wires in Europe to raise money for The Elizabeth Foundation. The charity, based in Portsmouth, supports infants and pre-school children with hearing loss. Its team helps babies and children with all degrees of hearing loss to learn to listen and speak.

To raise money for the charity a team of nine people – aged from 35 to 83 – braved the 1555m zip wire at Zip World in Snowdonia. They travelled at speeds of up to 125mph as they whizzed 500m above Penrhyn Quarry.

Fiona Heath, fundraising manager at The Elizabeth Foundation and one of those brave enough to take on the challenge said: “It was certainly one of the scariest experiences of my life and I’ve dived out of a plane before! It was brilliant to do something different to raise money for the charity though and we’re absolutely thrilled that Lucketts Group was able to help our challenge. It means we were able to raise even more money for the charity, which will make a huge difference families who travel from the surrounding nine counties and whose children have a significant hearing loss.”

Paul Barringer, sales and marketing manager at Lucketts Group, said: “It was our absolute pleasure to support The Elizabeth Foundation’s challenge. The team’s bravery is something to be celebrated so it was our pleasure to help them travel in comfort.”

The money raised from the zip wire challenge will go directly towards helping deaf babies and preschool children learn to listen and talk through The Elizabeth Foundation’s Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ educational programmes including its baby and preschool services and home learning and support. To find out more about the charity visit www.elizabeth-foundation.org

Lucketts zipwirePictured: The zip wire team in front of the Lucketts coach

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