Zip wire challenge raises funds for anti-knife crime campaign

Daring representatives of a Shropshire company took on a spectacular challenge to raise funds for a national anti-knife crime campaign.
 
The British Ironwork Centre, Oswestry, is leading the “Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife” campaign which is being bravely supported families from around the country who have tragically lost loved ones to knife crime.

One such family, the Maddocks, who lost son and brother Craig in Llay, Wrexham, organised a sponsored zip wire event to commemorate his birthday in picturesque Snowdonia with representatives of the company quick to step up to the challenge and offer support to the family.

Ben Knowles and Jemma Knowles fearlessly took on “Velocity”, the largest zip wire in the northern hemisphere and the fastest in the world, where the 500 feet high, mile long route sees participants reach speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
 
Mr Knowles said “It has been a fantastic day and we’re so pleased to have been able to support the Maddocks family and to recognise their support of our campaign.  Zip wire has been an amazing experience in breath-taking surroundings!”

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