University staff to take on fundraising zip wire challenge

30 May 2023

Aston University staff members are set to take a 160ft high zip wire challenge on Saturday, 1 July to raise money for the Midland Met Appeal.

The event is run by Your Trust Charity, the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust's registered charity will take place at the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Smethwick.

The Aston University team will feature staff members Rosa Amato, Sarah Collins, Matilda Blackwell, Adam Basdogan and Balraj Purewal

The zip wire challenge will take place from the top of a crane positioned on-site, with a length of 220 metres and speeds of up to 35mph. The challenge will see colleagues Rosa Amato, Sarah Collins, Matilda Blackwell and Adam Basdogan taking the plunge.

The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the Midland Met Appeal, a campaign to raise £2 million to fund healthcare and facilities in the new hospital. All money raised from the challenge will go directly to the appeal.

Rosa said: “We are thrilled to be taking on this exciting challenge in support of the Midland Met Appeal.

“It's a great opportunity for us to raise funds for a cause we are passionate about while having a lot of fun in the process.

“Members of the public can show their support for the Aston University team and the Midland Met Appeal by making a donation to the Your Trust Charity's JustGiving page.

“Every donation counts, and together, we can make a real difference in improving healthcare for patients in the Midlands.”

For more information and to make a donation, click here.

Pictured: Rosa Amato, Matilda Blackwell, and Sarah Collins

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