- Four University staff will take on the 160ft high zip wire challenge on 1 July 2023
- The event is set to take place at the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Smethwick
- The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the Midland Met Appeal.
Four Aston University staff members are set to take on a 160ft high zip wire challenge on Saturday 1 July to raise money for the Midland Met Appeal.
The event is run by Your Trust Charity, the Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust's registered charity will take place at the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital in Smethwick.
The zip wire challenge will take place from the top of a crane positioned on-site, with a length of 220 metres and speeds of up to 35mph. The challenge will see colleagues Rosa Amato, Sarah Collins, Matilda Blackwell and Adam Basdogan taking the plunge.
The event aims to raise awareness and funds for the Midland Met Appeal, a campaign to raise £2 million to fund healthcare and facilities in the new hospital. All money raised from the challenge will go directly to the appeal.
“We are thrilled to be taking on this exciting challenge in support of the Midland Met Appeal.
“It's a great opportunity for us to raise funds for a cause we are passionate about while having a lot of fun in the process.
“Members of the public can show their support for the Aston University team and the Midland Met Appeal by making a donation to the Your Trust Charity's JustGiving page.
“Every donation counts, and together, we can make a real difference in improving healthcare for patients in the Midlands.”
For more information and to make a donation, click here.
- Notes to Editors
About Aston University
Founded in 1895 and a university since 1966, Aston is a long established university led by its three main beneficiary groups – students, business and the professions, and the West Midlands region and wider society. Located in Birmingham at the heart of a vibrant city, the campus houses all the University’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students. Professor Aleks Subic is the Vice-Chancellor & Chief Executive.
Aston University is ranked 22nd in the UK in the Guardian University Guide, based on measures including entry standards, student satisfaction, research quality and graduate prospects. The Aston Business School MBA programme was ranked in the top 100 in the world in the Economist MBA 2021 ranking.
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