More than half of the tickets for this year’s Wightlink Ryde Slide on Sunday 22nd July have been sold and the organisers are encouraging everyone to book their tickets soon.
“Each year the slide has got better and better and our plans for 2018 are looking fantastic,” commented Cllr Wayne Whittle, founder of the Ryde Slide. “With UK Pride on Saturday and the Slide on Sunday, this will be a weekend to remember in Ryde.”
Wightlink are the headline sponsors for this year’s event and the local charities that will benefit from the funds raised are Aspire Ryde, Waterside Community Trust, Ryde Inshore Rescue, The Wight Brainy Bunch and Ryde Arena Community Action Group.
This year all the money raised from the Slide between 12:00 – 13:00 will be donated to IW Pride, the event which also is also home to UK Pride and takes place in Ryde the day before on Saturday 21st July.
Also, brand new for 2018 is a 10m kids slide at the top of the hill. Tickets for this will be sold on the day for £2 per slide. There will be live music, local DJs, food and drink and other entertainment, all ensuring this is one of the most fun-filled days of the year.
Cllr Wayne Whittle, who started off the first Ryde Slide in 2015 added: “I am thrilled that the Wightlink Ryde Slide continues to be one of the biggest events of the summer. Last year we raised a record-breaking £5,000 for our charities and aim to top that for 2018.” Book your slide here.