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Zip wire challenge

Published: 29/08/2014

The Chair of Flintshire County Council, Councillor Glenys Diskin is hoping to raise money for her chosen charities on the longest zip wire in Europe. She will be taking part in her zip wire challenge at Zip World Titan, Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog which is 500ft up in the air with over 8km of wire, travelling at speeds of 60mph over moors, mountains, quarries and old mine workings. Councillor Diskin, who is currently undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, will take to the wire on Saturday 6 September to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and Prostate Cancer Research Centre. Councillor Diskin said: “I’m going through treatment myself at the moment so I know what it’s like living with cancer. I wanted to do something different to raise money for charity so decided on the zip wire. “There are four of us doing it, my daughter Linda Diskin, Noel Barnes, the Broughton and Bretton community council clerk and his wife Lynn. I’m a little bit apprehensive but really looking forward to it.” You can sponsor Cllr Diskin by calling Member Services at Flintshire County Council on 01352 702151 / 702153 or email