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 Brenda will be tackling this challenge on July 23 despite the fact heights can cause her to experience vertigo (Photo: Simon Hulme)

Brenda Pearson of Fulneck will be participating in the 2022 edition of 'Zip the Cow', which involves walking to the top of the 'cow' and sliding down from it on a zip line at speeds up of to 35mph
She will be tackling this challenge on July 23 despite the fact heights can cause her to experience vertigo.
 
The challenge is being completed in order to raise money for Sue Ryder, a charity which cares for people suffering with terminal illnesses, neurological conditions and bereavement.
Brenda, who turns 88 next month, has a personal reason for getting involved having lost several family members to cancer.
She has lost three of her brothers, her sister, her brother-in-law and grandmother to the illness, and has a niece in remission.
Her son Andy Pearson said: "We've had lots of people close to us pass away from various different cancers.
 
 
 
"Personally, my mum just thinks the hospices do so much and she just wants to try and be able to help in any little way she can."
It is not out of the ordinary for Brenda to take on a bold challenge as she has a history of being adventurous.
 
Andy said: "She's always been quite outgoing and adventurous.
"It's something she's always fancied having a go at. She wanted to go down to the ones down in Wales but I think the cost put her off.
"Not a lot surprises me with my mum usually. I just said 'great, you'll have to let us know the dates and we'll come and support you'. She's done all sorts.
"She passed her water diving qualification at 70 so she could dive with whales. She went all the way to Antarctica, she flew out to Chile on her own and boarded a vessel to go out to Antarctica and when they got there, the seas were too rough to be able to go diving."
 

 Message from Brenda

HELLO FELLOW HF MEMBERS/FRIENDS
I SEND MY SINCERE AND GRATEFUL THANKS TO ALL THOSE KIND SOULS WHO SUPPORTED ME AND DONATED TO THE SUE RYDER ZIP LINE EVENT! 
I HAD A FANTASTIC DAY EVEN THOUGH THE ZIP WAS SOON OVER! Would have preferred it to be much longer🤣
HF MEMBERS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THE DONATIONS RECEIVED £160 on the JUST GIVING SITE AND £365 IN CASH DONATIONS, FROM MY VARIOUS GROUPS AND, MY SON, ANDREW’s COLLEAGUES WHO WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING THE YORKSHIRE POST, for ALL THE FLYING FAIRY/PHOTOS The STORY AND PUBLICITY!
I am banking the £365 cash today, JGiving went straight to Sue Ryder, together it is £525 to a great cause!
THANK YOU EVERYONE, YOU ARE ALL STARS! From the Page 3 Flying Fairy! 🧚

 

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