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Scottish charity calls on thrill seekers to compete in longest Zipslide challenge

Specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is calling on thrill seekers to take a giant leap for a worthy cause, as they announce the return of one of their most popular fundraising events.

SBH Scotland are offering supporters the chance to be one of the first to ZipSlide across Glasgow’s cityscape, launching off from a 100ft high crane next to the stunning Glasgow Riverside Museum.

The Zipslide the Clyde challenge has returned bigger and better than ever with an extended 1000ft long route, the longest zipslide SBH Scotland has ever done, that runs alongside the Clyde and ends at the Tall Ship.

With an annual requirement to raise £1milllon, and with little statutory support, fundraising activities are essential to ensure the charity is able to continue to provide their dedicated services. Following years of cancelled events, SBH Scotland need more supporters than ever before to take the plunge for a good cause.

All of the proceeds raised from the adrenaline fuelled challenge will go directly towards providing personalised support to thousands of children, young people and adults across Scotland affected by the lifelong, complex conditions of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Deborah Roe, Director of Fundraising, for SBH Scotland, said:

“We’re thrilled to announce the return of our Zipslide the Clyde challenge in September and as the only zipslide challenge taking place in Scotland this year, we’re calling on our supporters to make this our biggest challenge yet.

“Our annual zipslide challenge is not just a highly-anticipated event in our calendar each year but is also a hugely important fundraising activity, which we heavily rely on to ensure we can continue to deliver many of our vital services including support groups and 1-2-1 support. It’s been really devastating to postpone it the past two years.

“That’s why this year we hope people get their friends and work colleagues involved and come along for a fantastic day out on the Clyde, all in aid of SBH Scotland.

“Whether you’re a self-confessed thrill seeker or looking to overcome your fears – zipping down the Clyde will be an unforgettable heart-racing ride, that will go a long way in making a positive difference to the lives of thousands of families.”

Taking place on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September, the zipslide challenge will be held at the Glasgow Riverside Museum. Participants must be aged 10 and over, a registration fee of £20 is required and there is a minimum sponsorship of £150.

To find out more about SBH Scotland and how to sign up now for the zipslide challenge in September please visit:

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