Kids zip off at 100mph to raise more COPS cash

Posted on July 2, 2015 | Category :Uncategorized | Comments Off

Kids of COPS skydive

CHILDREN of fallen officers will take on the largest zip wire in Europe in their latest efforts to raise vital funds for the charity.

In the next ‘Kids Of COPS’ challenge, the group will tackle the zip wire in Snowdonia – soaring down the hills at speeds up to 100mph.

The mile-long zip wire – known as Velocity – has been described as “the nearest thing to flying” and is said to be the fastest of its kind in the world.

The challenge is being organised by Vicky Moore, COPS fundraiser, who said: “I am really excited to be doing something again with more Kids Of COPS.

“A couple of people had approached me with ideas for the challenge to follow on from the skydive. This was one of them and I thought it looked challenging enough. I’ve done much smaller zip wires but nothing to this distance or speed before.”
The last event organised by Vicky was a sponsored skydive in October in which close to £10,000 was raised for COPS.

The zip wire event is open to anyone over the age of 18 whose mother or father died on duty with one of the UK’s police forces. COPS will pay for the challenge for each person willing to raise £100 or more in sponsorship.

The challenge will take place on the new COPS Adult Children’s weekend, which the charity will finance, covering overnight accommodation.

Any qualifying ‘adult child’ may attend the weekend even if they do not undertake the zip wire challenge.

The weekend will probably take place in late September or early October, and more details will be made available at a later date.

Vicky’s family was one of the first to attend the COPS annual weekend. Her father, PC Bryan Moore, was killed on duty by a drunk driver in 2002.

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