Man Dares Double Zip Wire Fundraising Feat In Memory of ‘Inspiring Aunt’

A self-confessed acrophobic is set to scale great heights and the fastest speeds to raise money for a deafness charity.

James Hibbler-Pearce, will not only take on the Zip World Velocity 2, the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe, but he will also follow it up by taking on the SlotZilla Zip Line in Las Vegas too.

‘Jimmy’ as he is known, is ‘terrified of heights’ but wants to face his fears and raise money for Deafness Support Network (DSN) in honour of his beloved late aunt, Jacinta Bermingham.

“My beautiful Aunty Jacinta passed away this year and I wanted to do something to honour her short yet meaningful life,” said 39-year-old Jimmy, from Hope, who works for TSB.

“She was dealt a bad deal and was born with disabilities that hindered her, and one of her major disabilities was she was born with no hearing.”

Jimmy’s funds will go to help DSN, support people living with a hearing loss in Cheshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and areas of Wirral and Merseyside, all the way through from birth to death through a variety of projects and initiatives.

It was Jacinta that helped TSB Area Manager Jimmy, to be inspired to raise money for a local deaf charity, when he was given the task of finding good causes through the TSB Local Charities Program. DSN is the charity of the year for TSB Chester branch.

“As a mother of five who was told she would not be able to have children, I know she would be proud of me doing this for such a good cause,” he added. “She was loved by everyone and was so kind and good to all that knew her. I wanted to do something special to honour her life.”

After reaching 39, Jimmy, said it was time to face his fears “head on” and has opted to climb up Snowdon with colleagues too in the hope of raising £1,500.

Jimmy added: ”I’m nervous but I think it is really fitting that the money raised will go and support people who face the same struggles as she did in life.”

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