The Sky's the Limit – Soroptimists and the Diamond Education Grant

Soroptimist International Immediate Past President, Ann Garvie, SIGBI Federation
President, Margaret Emsley, and Margaret Baker, Chief Steward for the SIGBI 2016 Malta
Conference, took to the skies on 11 August, riding the fastest zip wire in the


Video: It’s all on camera! Ann Garvie’s head cam captures the action


Image: Three of the best – Soroptimists keep calm and prepare for flight

Raising money for the Diamond Education Grant, set up by the
SIGBI Federation in 1975, the location was Zip World Velocity, at Penrhyn Slate
Quarry, located near Bethesda in North Wales.

After travelling up the quarry in
Zip World’s infamous red trucks, the Soroptimists travelled on the longest zip
line in Europe, giving them plenty of time to take in the stunning views from
the Big Top of Velocity, out towards Anglesey, descending down the ‘Big Zipper’,
over the quarry lake, which can often reach speeds well in excess of 100mph!


Image: Ann Garvie prepares to take the plunge! 

Ann Garvie says: “It was fast and
exhilarating, the view was magical but most of all the ride was fantastically scary, as one thought that one was going to stop mid-way and
dangle over the lake awaiting a dramatic rescue!”.


Image: Daredevils – Soroptimists in flight

As if this wasn’t enough, Ann and Margaret Baker along with other
adrenaline-fuelled Soroptimists, took on the Demon Rides Challenge at Alton
Towers. We’re exhausted just writing about it!

Click HERE to visit the SIGBI website to find out more about sponsorship,
and the Diamond Education Grant

Zip World





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