DAREDEVILS from Didcot have taken on Europe's longest and fastest zip wire to raise money for Sobell House.

The group of 10 men braved the adrenaline-fuelled challenge on behalf of Bridge House Care Home in Abingdon.

They were led by Michael Slatford, who works at the care home, and followed it up by climbing to the summit of Mount Snowdon.

Fundraisers took on the zip wire, which is at Penrhyn Slate Quarry, located near Bethesda in North Wales, last month.

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They have managed to collect £3,600 in sponsorship, which has brought the total raised for the hospice by the care home to £10,960.

Tim Wraith from Sobell praised the fundraiser and said it was latest in a long list of money-generating antics.

He said: “Bridge House Care Home was one of the first members of our 40 Club, when they joined in 2016.

"Since then they have formed an incredible partnership with Sobell House and raised a substantial amount of money over that period."

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He added: "They have jumped out of planes, walked the Pennine Way, made a mile of bunting in their epic Sewathon last year and had fashion shows and lots of other fun things.

"Whatever they do they give 100 per cent and do it with a smile and a great sense of fun.

"They have also always gone out of their way to include the residents of Bridge House in many of their activities.

"It was great when some of the residents came to watch the skydive."