Monday 24 October 2016

Europe's largest inflatable slide unveiled in Liverpool

Published 12/08/2015 | 16:58

Europe's largest inflatable slide is unveiled at Liverpool Cricket Club
Europe's largest inflatable slide is unveiled at Liverpool Cricket Club
The slide will be part of three Gung-Ho! events to raise money for local charities

Europe's largest inflatable slide has been unveiled at an exclusive launch event on Merseyside.

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Guests were given the chance to view and then experience The Thriller - which is higher than three London buses - along with two other giant obstacles.

The obstacles will feature as part of Gung-Ho!, a 5k race which takes place on August 29 at Aintree Racecourse. Two further events will be held in Newcastle and Windsor

The event is the idea of CBeebies presenter Alex Winters who will also host the race.

Alex said: "To actually see and have a go on The Thriller has been a real buzz. Gung-Ho! is gearing up to be a huge event with thousands already signed up.

"People across Merseyside have really got behind the event and we're very excited about holding the first race at Aintree racecourse.

"Of course, if people don't want to actually take part in the race, it's also a great spectacle and there'll be loads going on to entertain the crowds."

The Gung-Ho! event in Liverpool will raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Charity's £30 million new hospital appeal and the R Charity's £10 million Appeal for the New Royal. The Windsor and Newcastle events have their own charity partners.

Tickets are available for £45 until August 21 and £55 after this date. For more information about Gung-Ho! and to book tickets visit follow on Facebook: BeGungHo or Twitter: @BeGungHo

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