Father and daughter are fund-raising superheroes

Ron Bernstein and his daughter Olivia
Ron Bernstein and his daughter Olivia

Dressed as Batman and Robin, a father and daughter team tackled a zip-wire fund-raiser in aid of Parkinson’s UK.

Kind-hearted residents from around north Northumberland took on the Tyne Bridge Zip Wire on Sunday, April 17.

Ron Bernstein on the zip wire

Ron Bernstein on the zip wire

The zip slide off the iconic bridge started from the Newcastle side, travelling diagonally across the River Tyne for 230metres before finishing at HMS Calliope on the Gateshead side of the river.

Ron Bernstein, 68, from Alnwick, and 16-year-old Olivia, from Rothbury, have so far raised nearly £850, and the pair would love to smash the £1,000 mark.

Parkinson’s is a cause particularly close to their hearts because Ron has lived with the disease since being diagnosed in 2008.

He said: “We want to raise what we can to further research.

“I am not ashamed to have Parkinson’s and I think me doing the Tyne Bridge zip wire shows that you can still have a life if you have Parkinson’s.

“We wanted to raise around four or five hundred pounds, but we have beaten that and it would be great to go over the £1,000 mark.”

To donate to the cause, visit www.justgiving.com/ron-bernstein