Slide On is finally here, as the huge Cancer Research UK inflatable slide will be on Shipquay Street tomorrow - with hundreds of brave fundraisers set to slide down on top of rubber rings - proving that ‘Shipquay Street is a slippery street to slide upon.’
The brainwave of the local Legenderry Committee and fundraising manager Sharon Arbuckle, the unique event was the first of its kind to be held in the UK and Ireland when it raised £120,000 last year.
Back this weekend, the age limit has been reduced so those aged 12 and over can now take part.
Local fundraising manager Sharon Arbuckle said, “We are very excited to be bringing Slide On back to Derry.
“All those who have registered will have been sent details about the time they are to slide.
“Online and offline registration is now closed but there will be some slots available tomorrow for those wishing to slide on the day - for a donation, and on a first come, first served basis.
“We have once again been overwhelmed with support for Slide On and it’s set to be a great event and another huge spectacle in Derry City Centre.
“We would also like to thank all of our volunteers and H&A Mechanical who are this year’s sponsors, along with the ‘Derry Journal’, which has helped us promote the event every week.”
The fun starts at 10am tomorrow , when local VIPs will be sliding, then from 11am-4pm, all those who have been allocated a slot will take to the slippery purple and pink slide.
The Richmond Centre is again providing changing facilities, in the old Dunnes Stores, at the top of Shipquay Street, so those taking part won’t have to go home soaked.
Everyone is welcome to go along on the day and support those taking part - and take lots of photos.
If you are taking part, post a picture of yourself on the ‘Derry Journal’ Facebook page - we’ll use the best in the paper next week, and online.