THE long wait for WearSlide is over.
Today the Echo can exclusively reveal the date and location of the massive event which will see hundreds of lucky people take part in a 100m water slide.
Organiser Sunderland Live has confirmed the event will be staged at Herrington Country Park on Saturday, April 25.
Chief operating officer Chris Alexander said: “Herrington Country Park is the perfect location for this event.
“We will make use of the natural facilities the park has to offer and create a great atmosphere around the slide.
“I’m also delighted to confirm the inclusion of a smaller slide, which will run alongside the giant WearSlide, for younger participants and those who have slightly smaller adrenaline appetites.”
Social media lit up when news of the event first broke and the Echo’s website and Facebook page have been inundated with people wanting to take part.
“The interest in the event has been exceptional and we’ve had huge numbers of people asking how to get tickets,” said Mr Alexander. “We want to make this as accessible as possible so we will be putting a number of tickets on sale very soon, priced at £5 for children and £10 for adults, and we’ve also got some free places to give away nearer the time.”
The first two “tickets to slide” were given away in October as part of the event’s ever-growing social media campaign when Lyndsey Jennings and Julie Moon were chosen.
“WearSlide is so different to anything else that’s going on in the city and to get tickets before they went on general release was really exciting,” said Lyndsey.
“Now I know that the kids can join in too, I’m really looking forward to taking them along for a fun family day out.”
People wanting to take part will be able to buy tickets soon from www.sunderlandlive.co.uk
As well as adult’s and children’s tickets, Sunderland Live will also be offering packages for charities and registered organisations and anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.