This is the scary zipwire installed across the Thames today in a charity stunt

This is the terrifying zipwire installed in the skies above Central London today.

For one day only, the attraction stretched from the roof of St Thomas’ Hospital to the Houses of Parliament to raise money for the Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The challenge was organised by London Fire Brigade.

20 daredevils were set to take part, and each pledged a whopping £50k or more each to take part.

These included London Fire’s Commissioner Ron Dobson.

 

“The money raised will go towards the £2.7 million needed to build a dedicated Clinical Research Facility at Evelina London,” organisers said.

“This new facility will allow vital research to improve treatments and cures for numerous conditions including autism, epilepsy, congenital heart disease, kidney disease and allergies.

“Flying ‘superman style’ in a harness across the Thames, the brave participants will travel head first from a height of 52 metres over a distance of 463 metres at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour!”

 

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