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  • Daredevil accountant raises money for Sue Ryder Manorlands with zip wire challenge

    A Business Service Manager at Bradford accountancy firm, Watson Buckle, has raised £200 for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice by zip-wiring from a famous local monument.

    Danielle Vollentine was one of a number of participants in this year’s Zip the Pepper Pot, which saw her travel more than 260 metres and dropping 35 metres from the craggy outcrop and its iconic tower.

    More than £50,000 was raised from the two-day event as 300 participants braved the zip wire, all funds will go to the Sue Ryder hospice located in the nearby village of Oxenhope.

    Speaking about her experience of braving the zip wire, Danielle said “Stepping out over the edge was terrifying, but once it got going, I had a lot of fun. I want to say a big thank you to all my colleagues, friends and family who supported me. The money raised is going to a fantastic cause and that really motivated me to take the plunge.”

    Watson Buckle has a long history of supporting Sue Ryder Manorlands, last year alone they raised almost £3,000 as a result of various fundraising events.

    Sue Ryder Manorlands provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people across Airedale, Wharfedale, Craven and North and West Bradford, who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

    Susan Sedgwick, Joint Managing Director at Watson Buckle, said: “We are all really proud of Danielle for putting her life on the line, quite literally in this case, and we are delighted that she has raised a good amount of money for the hospice, which is a cause close to many of our hearts.”

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