Water slide thrills for winners

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Published: Saturday 21st March 2015 by The News Editor

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Thrill-seekers have had the chance to ride down a 100 metre water slide in the heart of a city centre.

The RNLI organised the Slipway Slide in Brighton which gave 360 winners the opportunity to enjoy the slide while raising money for the charity.

Places were allocated to people who had took part in a mobile phone ballot costing £1.50 to enter.

Jade Cohen, a Brighton RNLI lifeboat volunteer who had a go on the slide, said: “It was so much fun sliding along one of the busiest shopping streets in Brighton with everyone cheering us on. The Slipway Slide is such a fun and exciting way of getting people involved with the RNLI and has enabled us to raise vital funds for our crew.

“As volunteer lifeboat crew members we are on call night and day, seven days a week. When the pager goes off we rush to the station and launch the lifeboat to help those who need us. Many of our lifeboats are launched via a slipway, so there is an obvious connection to an event like this – although most of our slipways aren’t as long as the one in Brighton today.”

The slide has been created especially for the RNLI and will also be rolled out at events in Plymouth and Bradford later this year.

Published: Saturday 21st March 2015 by The News Editor

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