Daring dad to take plunge for SAFC foundation

FANTASTIC FIVE ... it's three down and two to go for Lee Crosby's charity challenge.
FANTASTIC FIVE ... it's three down and two to go for Lee Crosby's charity challenge.

A DARING South Tyneside dad is making his epic charity mission a high five – by zip-wiring from the roof of Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light.

Lee Crosby, 41, who works as Improving Futures project manager for the Premier League club’s Foundation of Light charity, will round off five fantastic sporting challenges by taking the plunge in the Zip Wear event next month, and taking part in the Great North Run in September.

Mr Crosby, a dad-of-four from Harton, South Shields, has already reached the finishing line in both the Sunderland and Lambton 10k runs, and saddled up for the last leg of the Dublin to Sunderland cycle ride, all in aid of the Foundation of Light, in recent months.

Mr Crosby has a key role at the charity supporting disadvantaged families – and his commitment to the cause is just as strong after working hours.

He said: “I’m now getting ready to do the foundation’s Zip Wear event in August, where I’m going to zip-wire down from the roof of the stadium down to the Leibherr Cranes site on the other side of the river.

“I’m also signed up to do the Great North Run, and my hope is that I’ll raise more than £1,000 for the foundation.

“I wanted to set myself a challenge and raise awareness of the foundation and all the good work it does.”

The foundation provides sporting and education opportunities in South Tyneside, Sunderland and Durham, including disability courses and specialist coaching sessions.

To donate to Lee’s charity bid, visit www.justgiving.com/Lee-Crosby