Yorkshire Cancer Research Brings Giant Water Slide Back to Sheffield

Date: 12 September 2016

DUE to popular demand, Yorkshire Cancer Research will bring its giant 100m water slide back to Sheffield City Centre this weekend. 

From those heading to university to families enjoying the last of the summer days, the slide is set to prove a hit with young and old alike. 

The ‘Slip and Slide’ event will take place at Howard Street on Sunday, September 18, and Monday, September 19, and tickets are available to buy in advance or on the day. 

Single slide tickets are £5 and include one go on the slide with a choice of inflatable.

Louise Robinson, Regional Fundraiser at Yorkshire Cancer Research, said: “It was amazing to see so many people slide head first down Howard Street at our first Slip and Slide event in July. There was a great atmosphere and everyone really enjoyed themselves. 

“We can’t wait to bring the slide back to the city this weekend. The money raised will help to raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promote screening programmes to increase early detection and fund innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end-of-life care. Tickets are selling fast so be sure to secure your place before the day.”

For more information and to book your slot on the slide, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/slipandslide

 


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Contact:

Nikki Brady, Senior PR Officer, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: nikki@ycr.org.uk

Notes to Editors

  • Harrogate-based Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
  • We are committed to reducing the devastating impact of cancer on the lives of people living in Yorkshire.
  • Our mission is to work in partnership, fund research and support initiatives that will help people in Yorkshire avoid, survive and cope with cancer.
  • Current statistics show that 575 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. Incidence and mortality rates are higher than the England average due to social deprivation, post-industrialisation and lifestyle choices but also availability of healthcare services and difficulties accessing early diagnostics, clinical trials and the latest treatments.
  • We aim to:
    • Be the leading authority on cancer in Yorkshire, understanding the problems and priorities in the region and sharing knowledge with partners.
    • Raise awareness of cancer and how to prevent it by working in local communities, schools and colleges, sports clubs and with other health-related organisations.
    • Promote screening programmes and fund research that can improve the diagnosis of cancer so we can detect and treat it at the earliest opportunity.
    • Invest in innovative research projects at every stage of a cancer patient's journey.
    • Campaign for fair and equal access to the very best healthcare services and a greater share of the money spent nationally on research.
  • For further information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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