VIDEO: Families enjoy HUGE 100metre-long water slide in Sheffield city centre

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Hundreds of people queued up for a ride on a 100metre long water slide down a city centre hill, in aid of a Yorkshire cancer charity.

Located on Howard Street, people of all ages flocked to Howard Street to have a go on Sheffield's first ever slip and slide, which was brought to the city centre by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

Kids and adults enjoy the Slip & Slide water ride brought to Hoeward Street by Yorkshire Cancer Research, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 9th July 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Kids and adults enjoy the Slip & Slide water ride brought to Hoeward Street by Yorkshire Cancer Research, Sheffield, United Kingdom, 9th July 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Those taking part were given chance to throw themselves down the hill on an inflatable before landing in a foamy pool of water.

Louise Robinson, event organiser, said: “We’re thrilled Sheffield is hosting our first ever slip and slide event for Yorkshire Cancer Research. We’ve ordered the sunshine and think it will be a fantastic day for everyone involved.

“All the money raised will help us save more lives in Yorkshire by raising awareness of cancer and how to prevent it, promoting screening programmes to increase early detection and funding innovative research projects, from diagnosis to end-of-life care.”

The charity hopes to bring the slip and side back to the city in September, in time for freshers' week at Sheffield Hallam University.

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