In 2015, Leicester Racecourse’s ‘Family Fun Day’ was a huge success. This is why they’ve chosen to recreate an event that’s even bigger and better for 2016, whilst supporting local charity LOROS.
LOROS Hospice, one of the Racecourse’s chosen charities for 2016, will be bringing their ‘Slip n Slide’ – Leicester’s first giant water slide - feature to the day, in hope of raising significant funds for the charity. Rob Bracken, General Manager at the Racecourse, welcomed the opportunity to involve LOROS and encourage the fundraising activity.
”Our Family Fun Day aims to be a great day out for the whole family, and if we can raise money for LOROS as well, then that’s brilliant. As one of our chosen charities for 2016, we are delighted to be able to support them through a fun and exciting day out.”
With an expected 2,500 guests, it is hoped that the Slip ‘n’ Slide will be a great attraction for both adults and children. The Fire and Rescue service will be at the top of the slide providing the water, and guests will be able to pay for either a single go on the slide, or up to three goes if their adrenaline is high!
Events Lead at LOROS, Laura Betts is excited about bringing the ginormous 100m Slip ‘n’ Slide to Leicester Racecourse this August.
“LOROS are delighted to once again be working with our Charity of the Year partners Leicester Racecourse, to bring something completely new and unique to the City. The LOROS Slip and Slide attraction, which is open to all Family Fun Day attendees on the day, will be raising funds specifically for our Hospice. We hope to raise over £5k on the day which could pay for 50 Community Nurse Specialists to visit patients in their own home, providing free care and support to patients and their family members.”
It’s set to be a spectacular day filled with racing, entertainment and various activities including, pony rides, fun run, inflatables, pole joust, gladiator arena and much more. The Leicester City Vs Man United match will also be screened live at the Racecourse.
The event will take place at Leicester Racecourse on Sunday 7th August. Adult tickets are £15 and under 18’s receive free entry. Gates open at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased from www.leicester-racecourse.com
Although slider tickets can be bought on the day, we recommend you purchase yours before to avoid disappointment by visiting: loros.co.uk/slipnslide