A SPORTING legend was flying high for charity on a record-breaking zip wire in Bethesda.
Olympic ski-jumper and Splash! TV show champion Eddie Edwards - popularly known as Eddie The Eagle - took to the air on a zip wire 700 feet above Penrhyn Quarry on the weekend, raising more than £10,000 for children’s medical research charity Sparks.
Eddie said: “I’ve thrown myself of diving boards and ski jumps all my life so I was prepared to take the plunge, but many people have really faced their fears today.”
Sparks funds pioneering research into conditions and disabilities affecting babies, children and mums-to-be.
The zip wire, at Penrhyn Quarry near Bethesda, is the longest in Europe and has spectacular views across the North Wales coast.
A band of 35 supporters joined Eddie to watch him glide 95 mph.
Eddie added: “It’s great to see so many people come and support Sparks.
“It just goes to show people really do go the extra mile for Sparks and the incredible research they fund.”
For more information about Sparks, please visit www.sparks.org.uk.