Monday 8th April 2019


Calling all thrillseekers - the world’s fastest zip wire is coming to North Wales on 7 September and we need you to take part!

Zip Wire for Stephen is in memory of Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and fundraiser Stephen Sutton, who passed away five years ago this May. The event is the brainchild of Jane Sutton, Stephen's mum and Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador, who has committed to continuing Stephen's work since his death.Stephen's Story has raised a staggering £5.7 million for Teenage Cancer Trust to date. 

Zip Wire for Stephen, held at Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, will help Stephen's Story reach its next major fundraising milestone of £6 million.

Stephen and Jane Sutton

Stephen’s legacy continues to have an incredible impact on the lives of young people diagnosed with cancer, and has brought Teenage Cancer Trust closer to our goal of reaching every young person with cancer in the UK.

Stephen’s fundraising has enabled us to do incredible things, such as making improvements to our units across the country, providing specialist training and development for our specialist nurses and Youth Support Coordinators, and expanding our Education and Awareness programme in schools.

Jane Sutton said:

Next month marks five years since Stephen’s passing, and I am more determined than ever to keep his legacy alive. 

"Stephen emphasised there should be ‘fun in fundraising’ so please help us continue Stephen’s incredible legacy by signing up for Zip Wire for Stephen," said Jane. "In doing so you’ll certainly have fun, be part of a Guinness World Record attempt and, most importantly, you’ll help Teenage Cancer Trust reach more young people diagnosed with cancer than ever before."

"Jane has been an incredible ambassador for the charity and worked tirelessly to continue Stephen’s legacy," said Vanessa Simmons, Head of Regional Fundraising (West) at Teenage Cancer Trust. "We are delighted that Zip Wire for Stephen will be coming to Zip World in North Wales this September, and we encourage people to sign up now."

Not only will you get to be part of a Guinness World Record attempt, but the vital funds raised will help us to continue and grow our work providing specialist care and support to young people like Stephen.

To take part in this this once-in-a-lifetime event register here. Early registrations receive a £24 discount!

There is a £65 registration fee payable (£89 after 15th July 2019) when you sign up and we ask that you pledge to raise a minimum of £120 sponsorship per person to help young people with cancer. Participants must be aged 10 or older and weight restrictions do apply.