A PENSIONER flew across the Clyde on a zip line to raise money for brave five-year-old Aoife Kidd.

John Fairbairn, 74, from Girvan endured the 13-second high speed challenge from the ginormous Titan crane, Glasgow to raise funds for a sensory space in Monkton Primary School, and a mobile sensory bus to be used in South Ayrshire.

John took the the zip wire as a chance to tick another item off his bucket list and was delighted to raise money for Aoife in the process.

He told the Ayr Advertiser: “It was one of the things to do. I really enjoyed the adrenaline rush.

“When you arrive there you get a number, sign your name and then you walk over the bridge, get up on a cage and the chap just says go then 13 seconds later you have landed.

“It was a good cause to help out, its a nice idea. The charity was there and they were delighted with the money that I raised. My daughter in England supported me as well.

“You can see right over the Clyde. By the time you take it all in it’s all over.

“It was a good day, I met some really nice people who were doing it for all sorts of charities.”

John raised £837 for ‘A Space to Make Sense for School’.for five-year-old Aoife Kidd who is battling from a rare brain tumour and has been taking part in a clinical trial at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Aoife was diagnosed with High Grade Glioma – a rare brain tumour – when she was just 16-months-old.

Since then the brave youngster has undergone brain surgery and years of gruelling chemotherapy to try and shrink and kill the tumour.

Her friends and family have been tirelessly fundraising to install a sensory room in her school.