Help children’s charity make a splash in Peterborough

January 30, 2020

A giant ball pit and huge slippery slide will be among inflatable obstacles at a brand new Peterborough fundraiser, Splash Out!

The fun run, featuring foam, water and four obstacles, will be at the Embankment on Saturday 16 May. Taking place over 1.5km, participants will be able to double their enjoyment, if they wish, and complete the circuit twice. Money raised will go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

The inflatable obstacles are Treacherous Tunnels, through which people run and slide on their bellies; Dive to Victory, fences over or through which people take a running leap; Flume of Doom, a bouncing slide covered in foamy water and running down a slope; and Giant Ball Pit, an 8m (26ft) long pit with over 10,000 balls floating in water.

Sian Hewitt, EACH Cambridgeshire Events Fundraiser, said: “Splash Out! in Peterborough is sure to be a great day out with family and friends. Participants can walk, jog or run around our 1.5k course with four inflatable obstacles. Tickets include entry, a Splash Out! T-shirt and medal, as well as full access to our event village with food and drink, stalls and activities to make it a fun day out.”

Tickets are £16 for anyone aged over 16 and £9 for children, who must be at least four years old to take part and accompanied by paying adults. Family tickets, for two adults and two children, are £45 and tickets for teams of six adults or more are £14 per person.

Sian added: “Splash Out! has no official fundraising target, but we’d ask everyone to try raise a minimum £15 as registration fees just cover the cost of the event. By doing so you’ll be helping EACH continue to provide specialist care and support for children with life-threatening conditions, and their families, across the region.”

Participants will set off in waves starting at 10.30am. Tickets are available at Dive in!