Derry Tells Cancer to 'Slide On'

Shipquay Street becomes a charity water slide once more this September following huge proceeds in 2014

Derry's Shipquay Street will again be converted into a giant, three-lane water slide this year after a successful two-day fundraiser for Cancer Research UK last September.

Dubbed 'Slide On', the event saw over a thousand participants donate to the charity for the chance to hurtle down the inflatable structure leading from the Diamond War Memorial to Shipquay Gate at the Walled City's centre.

Over £85,000 in registration fees, sponsorship money and private donations was raised while the spectacle was later named Fundraising Event of the Year at last month's Institute of Fundraising Northern Ireland Awards for 2015.

'Slide On 2' has been confirmed as a one-day event set to return to Shipquay Street on Saturday, September 5. For forthcoming registration details follow Slide On on Facebook.