Daredevils are being given the chance to throw themselves off one of Tyneside’s most famous landmarks to raise funds for a North East charity this October.

Headway Wearside, which specialises in providing support for people and their families in the North East suffering from head injuries, is giving people the chance to zip wire from the Tyne Bridge on Sunday, October 30, 2011.

Brave participants will glide 25 metres above the river before landing aboard the HMS Calliope on the south bank.

Headway has places available for those daring enough to take on the challenge. A minimum sponsorship of £75 applies.

Information, support and services to those who have suffered head injury, their families and carers

Funds raised will help Headway to provide information, support and services to individuals who have suffered head injury, their families and carers.

Paul Brown, from Thompsons Solicitors and secretary of Headway Wearside said: “Taking a zip wire from the Tyne’s most iconic landmark should be a huge adrenaline rush for all those involved. We hope many of our members will become involved but also would like to see support from those who want to help raise funds for a local organisation.”

Alistair White, the North East Regional Co-ordinator for Headway said: “Brain injuries are a widely ignored issue as they often fall somewhere between physical disability and mental health. This means there could be thousands of people in the North East with brain injuries – sometimes caused by relatively innocuous incidents – who are not receiving adequate support.

“Fundraising events like this help us to put in foundation blocks to develop appropriate brain injury services.”

To book a place on the zip wire contact Gemma Armstrong on 0191 2320 234 or at GemmaArmstrong@rehabuk.org.