Thrill seekers needed for longest zip slide in UK

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Anthony Nolan, the pioneering charity that saves the lives of people with blood cancer, is encouraging daredevil thrill seekers to take part in what is believed to be the longest zip slide ever to be held in the UK to help raise money to help the charity grow its lifesaving register.

The record breaking 1500 foot long zip slide takes place on Sunday, May 1, and will start from the very top of the 150 foot high iconic Peniel Heugh Monument, which was built to commemorate Wellington’s victory at the Battle of Waterloo. It stands on the top of Peniel Heugh Hill just outside Jedburgh and is thought to be the longest, highest and fastest zip slide anywhere in the UK.

Allan Johnston, regional fundraiser manager for Anthony Nolan, said: “Imagine you’re at the top of the monument. The adrenaline is flowing as you’re clipped to the wire and you climb over the edge and you’re away! The thrilling flight is over in 30 seconds – but you’ll get a lasting buzz knowing you’ve helped save someone’s life. No previous experience is necessary as a team of highly skilled instructors will be on hand to ensure supporters have everything they need for a safe and fun slide.

“We’re really excited about this event – it was a massive success when we ran a 1000 feet long zip slide from the monument last year. This years event is a massive 500 feet longer so we are absolutely delighted to bring it back to the Borders. The scenery from the top of the monument makes for a truly breathtaking backdrop and we are confident that our supporters will be keen to get involved in what we believe will be a brilliant event.”

There is a non-refundable entry fee of £10 per person, which helps cover the cost of staging the event which means that more of the sponsorship raised will support Anthony Nolan’s lifesaving work. Each participant is also asked to raise a minimum of £125.

For more information or to enter please contact Anthony Nolan on 0303 303 3000 or visit