Are you brave enough for charity feat?

Stephen Dowding
Stephen Dowding

A CALL has gone out for daredevils who are needed to scale the heights and raise thousands of pounds for a cancer charity.

Harry’s Bar, in Hartlepool Street, Thornley, needs at least 50 people to sign up for a 50ft charity bungee jump in aid of Breast Cancer Care.

So far only 10 brave souls have registered for the daring feat, which takes place from a crane at the bar at 11am on Saturday, March 23.

But the charity event can only go ahead if a minimum of 50 people pledge their support.

Landlord at Harry’s Bar, Stephen Dowding, and pub regular Paula Million are taking part, but have issued a plea for people from across Hartlepool and East Durham to join them.

Paula, who lives in Wheatley Hill, said: “A few people we know have had cancer and we are just trying to raise awareness.

“Everyone knows someone who is either suffering from or has suffered from the illness so we are doing it for them.

“But we need 50 jumpers to join us.

“It’s an easy way to raise money for such an important cause. So if any local people want to get involved, we would love to hear from them.”

Paula has previously taken part in a 70ft bungee jump at The Fir Tree pub, in Wingate, to help raise money to send Peterlee youngster Jack Wood, who suffers from spina bifida, to Lapland.

“I would recommend anyone to do it,” she added.

Participants will need a minimum of £100 sponsorship to take part, which includes a £20 deposit for the jump, and registration must be done by March 9.

To register, call (01833) 695773 or 07792460123, visit or email:

Sponsor forms are available from the bar or can be emailed if people call (01429) 823111.