Awyr Las celebrate 75 years of the NHS at Penrhyn Quarry!

Last June, Zip World welcomed Awyr Las- North Wales’s NHS Charity, to Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda, home to the world’s fastest zip line, Velocity. The NHS were celebrating their 75th birthday and Awyr Las wanted to mark this milestone in the most exciting way possible...

Zip World worked closely with the charity to plan a fundraising event like no other, with over 250 staff and volunteers of the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board coming together to face their fears, while raising vital funds towards the inspiring work of Awyr las.

The event was held in the evening, meaning the staff and volunteers attending the event had exclusive access to Velocity from 5:30 until late. Not only that, but homemade pizzas were available for all riders at our Blondin Restaurant, as well as entertainment throughout the night and drinks flowing from the bar.

A special thanks goes to Cor Law yn Llaw, Zoe McDonald, Radio Ysbyty Gwynedd and Mandy Jones for their support on the evening by providing fantastic music, live coverage, and speeches.

Those not riding Velocity were never too far from the action, with epic viewing platforms meaning attendees could watch their friends and family zoom over their heads at speeds of up to 100mph.  

Over £30,000 was raised altogether, which would all go to help raise funds for priority projects, additional equipment, and services to help transform and improve patient care and treatment across the region.

We’d like to thank Awyr Las and all those involved for choosing Zip World Penryn Quarry for this special event.

Penrhyn Quarry – the perfect location for your next fundraising or corporate event.

Located in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, Zip World Penrhyn Quarry offers outstanding adventures, a modern restaurant and function room with plenty of viewing areas, as well as being surrounded by the most incredible views that North Wales has to offer.

Home to the world’s fastest and Europe’s longest zip line, Velocity is a bucket list adventure and is the ideal fundraising or team-building activity. The ultimate adventure to impress your stakeholders and a day out that will no doubt be the talk of the office!

If Velocity isn’t your thing, we have a range of other adventures to choose from, and with discounted rates for large group bookings, there’s no better place for anyone looking for a unique location for their next fundraising or corporate event.

How to book

Zip World has accommodated all kinds of fundraising and corporate groups over the years and therefore can tailor our space to meet your needs. Whether you’re looking to accommodate a fundraising event like Awyr Las or host a corporate event, development day, or team-building exercises, Zip World can confidently assist in the hosting and organisation of your visit.

Please contact 01248 601444 to discuss your booking options with our team, and take the first steps towards supporting your cause or planning an impressive corporate event.

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