Belfast Telegraph

Christine takes to the trees to help Cedar

North Belfast woman Christine Cullen has been swinging from the treetops — all in a good cause.



Christine, from the Upper Oldpark, was taking part in The Cedar Foundation’s latest fundraising event which saw 25 people from all over the Province travelling to the Jungle NI in Moneymore to take part in the ‘Treetops Challenge’.

Participants asked family, friends and work colleagues to sponsor them, raising a total of £3,000 for Cedar’s work with children and adults with disabilities across Northern Ireland.

The brave volunteers tackled 40 obstacles such as rope bridges, scramble nets zip wires and Tarzan swings high among the treetops. At some points the fundraisers were suspended as high as 70ft off the ground and the course took on average two hours for each person to complete.

Christine Tweedie, Fundraising Co-ordinator for Cedar said: “Thank you so much to all the volunteers who came down to take part in our first ever Treetops Challenge event.

“Despite the torrential rain, everyone seemed to enjoy the experience of being Tarzan or Jane for the day! Thanks also to the Jungle NI for making this event such a success.”

Cedar would like to acknowledge the support given by Bangor based firm, Creative Commerical Interiors who sponsored the event.

The Cedar Foundation works in partnership with disabled people providing quality support, care, accommodation and training services to enable disabled adults and children to participate in all aspects of life. To find out more call 9066 6188 or see www.cedar-foundation.org .

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