At Beech Developments, they are known for always trying to do the best they can for those in the community and to try to help wherever they can. In fact, they recently helped two members of their team get over any fear of heights they may have had by sending them zip-lining!

The stage: Europe’s highest and also longest zip wire which is tested by only the brave. A location not to be sniffed at, the Penrnhyn Quarry in Bethesda offers a fearsome altitude for any budding newcomers but Lauren Adams and Christopher Dibb met the task head-on.

Lauren Adams, the brains behind the event, was at her desk when she encountered an e-mail from the Stroke Association about their fundraising efforts concerning research into the affliction. Never one to turn down a challenge or an opportunity to help those in need, Lauren enlisted the help of Sales Executive Christopher who admitted to a moment of panic before and during the event.

“I must admit it was one of the most terrifying things that I have done but it was a once in a lifetime experience even if it was possibly one of the longest minutes of my life!” said Dibb, clearly proud of his great achievement.

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Lauren Adams and Chris Dibb

Lauren Adams was beaming when she had this to say: “I must have been having a bit of a mad moment to decide to Zip Wire across Europe’s biggest Quarry at 100mph 500ft above water and until I got there I was very excited. But then we got there!

“An experience like no other! Once I had reached the top of the quarry, the realisation and sheer terror of this challenge hit me. But I knew for the Stroke Associations’ sake that I couldn’t give in and I went for it. Hurtling through the air at 100 mph was the most exhilarating experience. I now know why they call it ‘The Closest experience to Flying’ and I am so glad to have taken part for this very worthy cause which is very close to all of our hearts.”

Well, all their hard work has paid dividends with a fantastic £600 being raised for the organisation. Beech Developments have announced that they would like to offer the same amount to the stroke unit at Ysbyty Glan Clwyd as a gesture of its importance and help to the stroke-affected community. A true sign of the collective spirit around North Wales if ever there was one!

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