MAYOR Billy Webb has thanked everyone who took part in his Zipline Challenge at Mossley Mill on May 11.
The event, organised to raise funds for the Mayor’s chosen charities, saw scores of people jump off the roof of Mossley Mill, attached to a zipline.
Alderman Webb, who had initially decided not to take part, ended up taking the plunge himself.
He told the Times: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in raising funds for my charities in the zipline at the Mill.
“When I went to the Mill I had no intention of actually taking part in the event, but was there to thank everyone for taking part.
“But when I saw so many taking part I thought I cannot let them do this without me taking part as well.
“It was only when I was on the roof of Mossley Mill I realised what I had let myself in for, but I did it, and what a fantastic experience it was.
“To everyone who took part I say many thanks. You all did a fantastic job and together we raised £1,000 towards my charities.”
The money raised will be donated to the Mayor’s charities - the Gis a Hug Foundation, the Children’s Hospice and Medecins Sans Frontieres.