Northumbria Students Are High Fliers


Northumbria Students Are High Fliers

Students were told to zip it - before making a big noise about the work of the Northumbria Sport Foundation.

A total of 21 fundraisers stepped up to the plate and stepped into the unknown after taking part in the latest Tyne Bridge Zipslide.

And the adrenaline junkies bagged more than £1,000 to boost the Foundation coffers…and their own self-confidence.

David Jones, Northumbria Sport Engagement Manager, said: “We had a fantastic day. Everyone had a huge amount of fun and we raised loads of money for the Foundation.

“The funds raised will go directly to supporting the Try For Change programme that we’re involved with - working with refugees and using sport to promote health and wellbeing.

“The students who took part in the Zipslide were extremely brave and I’m very proud of them all.

“We’re already looking forward to our next fundraising event next month when a group of staff and students will be cycling around Kielder.”

Northumbria Sport Foundation challenges take place throughout the year. For details visit

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