AN aunt and niece team will take on the fastest zipline in Europe to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice later this month.

Jill Denton and her niece Isla Gibbon, 13, are raising money ahead of their run on ‘Velocity’ at Zip World in north Wales, where they will fly through at more than 100mph down into a disused quarry.

Jill’s 80-year-old dad received end-of-life care at St Luke’s in Winsford before he lost his battle with lung disease in November last year.

She said: “He had a condition called pulmonary fibrosis. It was caused, we found out later, by asbestosis.

“He had end-of-life care through St Luke’s Hospice and they were absolutely superb. I can’t thank them enough for what they did.

“I knew I wanted to raise money for the charity – I couldn’t help my dad, but I can help other people going through the same thing.

“He had been at home for 10 weeks and mum had cared for him 24/7. The care at St Luke’s was amazing.

“Mum and dad could sit and talk – they could stop being patient and carer and just be husband and wife again.”

Jill and Isla will strap in for the ride on Sunday, April 28 – but this is not Jill’s first fundraising effort.

She has previously taken on parachute jumps, half marathons and abseiling, and on Monday donated her long locks to the Little Princess Trust, which makes wigs for young people who lose their hair through illness.

She said: “I can’t wait for the challenge.

“I had it on YouTube and was showing mum, because you can hire a headcam to wear on the way down. We’re really excited.”