Richard’s leap for a champion charity

HERALD&POST reporter Richard Redman last week ‘zip-lined’ into Old Trafford to help raise £15,000 for terminally ill children.

Richard, who raised £610.28 for the charity, was one of 200 fundraisers to complete the zip for Francis House Children’s Hospice in Didsbury on Saturday (March 3).

Also among those daring the 190m descent from the top of Manchester United’s Stretford End were Chris Gascoyne (Coronation Street’s Peter Barlow) and Kelvin Fletcher (Emmerdale’s Andy Sugden).

Manchester-born Richard said: “The point from which we jumped was near where my season ticket seat used to be – I never thought that one day I’d be jumping from it.

“It was a very fun way to raise money for a very good cause – thank you to everyone who donated.”

A zip-line – also known as a ‘death slide’ – involves a pulley that participants use to propell down an inclined cable from one point to another.

Francis House care for ill children for whom a cure is unlikely and offer them a better quality of life and the chance of a dignified death.

You can still make donations towards Richard’s total at

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