Leap of faith to help raise funds for group

Daredevils who took part in a zipslide from the Tyne Bridge to raise money for Action on Elder Abuse.
Daredevils who took part in a zipslide from the Tyne Bridge to raise money for Action on Elder Abuse.

Daredevils took part in a zip slide to raise money for a charity supporting vulnerable adults.

More than 60 people took a leap of faith off the Tyne Bridge on Sunday in support of Action on Elder Abuse, raising over £2,200 on the day.

The event had been organised in partnership with North Tyneside Council’s Adult Safeguarding Team to kick off SAFE (Safeguarding Adults of Everyone) week.

The week – from November 1 to 8 – aims to raise awareness of the risk of abuse to vulnerable adults.

A spokesperson for Action on Elder Abuse said: “AEA is extremely proud and grateful for the support of this team.

“Not only did they have great fun with their event, their incredible fundraising result will make a real difference to our vulnerable beneficiaries.

“Thanks to the council team, their partners, and everyone who donated, AEA will be able to support hundreds of elderly victims of abuse through our national helpline and support services.”