2015 Charity Zip Slide

The highly popular Zip Slide will take place on Saturday 12 September 2015 on the River Clyde in Glasgow.

Who can take part?

Anyone over 16 years of age can take part, even if you have never tried it before! There is a weight limit of 17 stone. Due to the nature of these events and current legislation, all participants under the age of 21 must disclose their age.

Who runs the event and where is it?

Instruction and equipment will be provided on the day by qualified instructors from ALPS Outdoor who will be in overall charge of the event, so no previous experience is necessary and there is no need to worry!   The Zip Slide will be situated approximately 50m from the site of the Finnieston Crane, Glasgow. The mobile crane used is 150ft high and the distance travelled is approximately 1000ft to a landing site across the River Clyde. 

What about safety?

ALPS Outdoor supply safety staff and safety equipment that is fully and regularly inspected.  Qualified First Aid staff will also be on hand.

Entry information

1. The entry fee for the zip slide is £40.00 per person.  This fee will be used to cover the cost of holding the event.  The entry fee ensures that all the money that you have raised in sponsorship will go towards leukaemia research. Every participant will receive a certificate and a t-shirt. 

2. Each individual is asked to try and raise £100 in sponsorship. However if you do not reach this target don't worry, any donations to the appeal are appreciated!  We have created a fundraising page for the Zip Slide with the website Justgiving.com - this is a great way to fundraise without having to use a sponsor form.  However you can still download a sponsor form from this page.

3. There will be a mobile photograph unit at the event and you can purchase an action photograph of yourself taking part in the Zip Slide on the day. 

What is the Zip Slide fundraising for?

The Zip Slide is fundraising for the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre.

The Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre (POG-LRC) is part of the Institute of Cancer Sciences. Before POG-LRC was built, Glasgow’s expert clinicians and researchers were scattered at a number of hospitals throughout the city. POG-LRC has brought them together, helping to concentrate research in one place. The centre also provides a much needed translational research laboratory, ensuring that patients, clinicians and researchers alike benefit from some of the country’s most advanced facilities and ground-breaking leukaemia research. Regular fundraising donations from the local community are a vital income stream to ensure The POG-LRC remains an internationally recognised centre for excellence.

Visit the POG-LRC Facebook page

Register online

You can register online for the Zip Slide. 

Adverse Weather

In the unlikely event that the Zip Slide has to be cancelled due to extremely adverse weather, participants will be notified the day before the event and an alternative date will be arranged.

Further Information

For further information about the Zip Slide or the Paul O'Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre please contact Susanne Hill susanne.hill@glasgow.ac.uk, 0141 330 5092

Development & Alumni Office, 3 The Square, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ


First published: 10 August 2015

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