A ghoulish band of daring fundraisers braved wind and rain on Saturday 1st November to take part in a Zombie Zipwire event for Cornwall Hospice Care. Despite horrendous conditions they took on the challenge to fly over the famous biomes at the Eden Project in the dark. Already their Halloween antics have raised more than £2,000 for the Cornish charity.

A succession of Zombie’s, witches and other Halloween creatures climbed the Skywire Tower to literally ‘zip’ through the darkness at up to 60mph, lit only by the glow of the biomes below. Undeterred by driving rain and blustery winds, they faced their fears to raise money for Cornwall Hospice Care, the charity that provides special care to people with life limiting illnesses and their families, free of charge.

Lindsay Opie is Cornwall Hospice Care’s Major Events Fundraiser;

“It was like a witches coven when we all gathered, with people in all kinds of Halloween dress, and the dark and bad weather made it all the more atmospheric. Some people were doing it for fun, others in memory of loved ones who have experienced our care. What’s more they all made it despite the challenging zip wire and the equally challenging conditions!”

“We’ve already raised more than £2,000 with other sponsorship money still to come in and I’d like to thank everyone for taking part. That includes the very young at age 11 to the more mature zippers in their late sixties who took on night flight.”

“We also welcomed Alison Curnow, pictured, from Penzance who was the winner of our Pumpkin competition that we ran on Facebook. She very cleverly fashioned a pumpkin in to a Camper Van and won herself a goodie bag and a free flight on the zip wire.”