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Amaze Charity

By Jennifer Drury

Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould
Photo:Amaze Charity-©Tony Mould

100 metre water slide 

This weekend, local children's charity Amaze brought a daring, giant, 100 metre water slide to Wild Park, Brighton for an exciting fundraising event. The slide ran from a steep top area and then levelled out along the smooth green length of the main park. But the day was almost ruined when the huge water lorry bringing many hundreds of gallons of water to run the slide, was stuck in motorway traffic. Hundreds of excited kids and adults thought their much anticipated day out had been ruined.

Firefighters to the rescue 

But it was not to be! Enter the fire fighter guys and gals of Preston Circus fire station to the rescue. With speed and skill they located a water supply and their trusty fire engine pumped enough water to run the slide and save the day. The organisers breathed a sigh of relief and so it was time for the fun to start. The Mayor of Brighton and Hove, Councillor Mo Marsh cut the red ribbon, and the daredevil participants took to the water. The day was a great success and a terrific time was had by all.

Amaze Charity

Amaze gives information, advice and support to parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities in Brighton and Hove. They work to empower parents to expect and get the best for their children. They support families through the emotional and practical demands of getting the right services in finance, education, health care and leisure. Widely recognised as a model of best practice in the UK, the charity works to empower parents to help children lead fulfilled lives. 

This gallery was added by Jennifer Drury on 16/07/2017.

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