A team from North East law firm Sweeney Miller proved they had a head for heights after leaping from the roof of the Baltic arts centre in aid of the Stroke Association.

The adrenalin junkies from the law firm’s offices in Sunderland and Newcastle took part in a zip slide in aid of the national charity.

The team took the ‘zip slide’ 918ft from the roof of the Baltic Centre of Contemporary Art in Gateshead across the River Tyne to Newcastle quayside opposite.

zip team sweeney millerSweeney Miller partner Paul Miller was joined by staff members Damien Todd, Jemma Rackstraw, Kate Carpenter, Jess Fenwick, Alys Terebenec and Mike Cattermole who all had to raise at least £100 each.

In the end the team managed to raise nearly £2,000 for the Stroke Association when all the donations were finally in.

Paul Miller said: “What an experience. The whole team were very brave and there were no last minute panics. We’d like to thank everyone who sponsored us and helped raise cash.

“The Stroke Association is one of several charities that Sweeney Miller supports every year. We have a great team of staff who love to get involved which is great. Thankfully we lived to tell the tale and raised much needed funds in the process.”

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Stroke kills 50,000 people every year in the UK and leaves 50,000 severely disabled. The Stroke Association helps fund valuable research and provides support to stroke sufferers.
As well as helping the Stroke Association, North East law firm Sweeney Miller are making a real difference in the community through their fund-raising efforts.

baltic sweeney millerOver the past year the team have held a number of charity drives and fund-raising efforts raising thousands of pounds in the process.

The Sweeney Miller team have raised funds for Children in Need, Animal Crackers’ Animal Shelter and Re-homing, St Benedict’s Hospice, Cancer Patients Centre – South Shields, MacMillan Cancer Charity and the Shane Shorty Sloan Memorial Fund.

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