WearSlide

April 28, 2015

Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity Event
On Sunday I took part in Sunderland Live's WearSlide event, one of three events I'm doing to raise money for St Oswald's Hospice.
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity Event North East
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity Event
Sunday definitely saw the better weather over the weekend, with Saturday being quite grey, wet and cold. Luckily it didn't put people off too much and they were still heading along to Herrington Country Park to take part, some even in fancy dress costumes.

Although WearSlide was the main attraction for the event, there were plenty of people hanging around afterwards, getting food from some of the vendor vans (the noodles looked really good) watching live bands play in the amphitheatre and enjoying the sun. Capital FM were there providing a soundtrack for the slide and I assume some of their presenters/team will have taken part too.

After heading along to the press preview last month, I already knew what to expect. Luckily they added more water and soap to give sliders a better experience. I'm sure the extra water from the rain on Saturday gave them a speed advantage though!
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity 100m Slide
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity MS
I was able to have a go on both the 50m and the 100m slide and managed to land right in the soapy puddle at the bottom, but that was all part of the fun! I don't think my soapy jeans and trainers were quite as bad as this guy above, taking part for MS, with a full face of suds!

I'd imagine from the success of the event (tickets sold out in 90 minutes when they were first announced) Sunderland Live will be looking to bring WearSlide back next year. Keep an eye on their website if you're interested, they've got a variety of events coming up.
Hello Freckles Sunderland Live WearSlide Charity St Oswald's Hospice
Next up on my list is Sunderland 10k this Sunday, so do cheer me on if you're around! There's still time to sponsor me too via my JustGiving page. Even if you can donate £1, it's all going to St Oswald's Hospice.

Have you taken part in any giant waterslides, or perhaps you took part in WearSlide? Let me know!
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