Dave and John from Jane Percy House, in Cramlington, took on the Baltic Zip Wire Challenge to raise funds for the #ConnectAbility Appeal.

The Baltic Zip Wire Challenge sees daredevils soar nearly 1000ft off the Baltic in Gateshead across the river to the quayside in Newcastle. Dave and John fearlessly whizzed along the wire with the support of families friends and onlookers. Dave, an avid fan of fancy dress added more fun to the occasion by completing the event dressed as a werewolf. Dave and John, live at Jane Percy House, a purpose built centre to support people with complex and multiple physical disabilities and part of national charity The Disabilities Trust. Activities Coordinator, Emma Armstrong said,

The day went very well, we were blessed with glorious sunshine and little wind. Both Dave and John had lots of support from their families and friends on the day. The guys were very brave and raised a massive £465.

The pair decided to take on this impressive challenge to raise money for #ConnectAbility, a three year fundraising appeal to help disabled people live more independently by using assistive communications technology. The have so far raised a fantastic £465.

Jane Percy House supports people with a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy, spina bifida and arthritis, multiple sclerosis and disabilities resulting from accidents or a stroke. As well as providing physical care, it is committed to ensuring that people have control over their lives and are treated with dignity and respect at all times.

We offer independent living skills training programmes, either at local colleges or within the centre. For those who are actively seeking to move from a residential to a community based setting, support is offered according to individual requirements.

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