Daring dental duo takes on zip line challenge to raise money for local hospice

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A daring dental duo from Yorkshire has taken on a nerve-jangling zip line challenge known as ‘Zipping the Pepper Pot’ to raise money for a local hospice.

Nicola Smith and Stacy Slinger, from Taylored Dental Care in Ilkley, took on the challenge of climbing up and zip-lining down the Pepper Pot to raise cash for the Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice. The Pepper Pot is a famous landmark, also known as Lund’s Tower, which is located in the picturesque village of Sutton-in-Craven in North Yorkshire.

To complete the mission, the duo scaled the internal winding, narrow steps of the stone folly, before donning harnesses and whizzing down a line that stretched from the top of the turret to the depths of the crag beneath. The line took in a drop of 35 metres.

Stacy said that it was very easy to choose a charitable cause when the practice was coming up with fundraising ideas for the year. The Manorlands Hospice provided care for Stacy’s father after he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in July 2017 and the dynamic duo wanted to support the cause and help other families affected by cancer and other life-limiting diseases. Like most hospices, Manorlands is heavily reliant on donations and volunteers, and the pair wanted to set a target of £720, which would fund 12 bereavement counselling sessions for children who have lost a sibling or a parent.

Zipping the Pepper Pot is a new event, which promises to be a fun way to raise money for good causes.

Anyone who wishes to support Stacy and Nicola is encouraged to visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stacy-slinger.

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