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Daredevils sought for sky high Stroke Association zip slide in Salford

Press Release   •   Sep 19, 2014 14:45 BST

The Stroke Association is calling on fun-seeking fundraisers to take part in an unforgettable zip slide across the AJ Bell Stadium in Salford on 08 and 09 November.

Rugby fans and adrenaline junkies alike will have the opportunity to zip slide all the way across the pitch at the stadium, home to the Salford Red Devils and Sale Sharks.

Annie Moran, Events Officer at the Stroke Association, said: “The Zip the Try Line is one of our most daring and exciting opportunities of the year and promises to be an experience you won’t forget! With amazing views across Trafford and access to restricted areas of the AJ Bell Stadium, this is an event not to be missed.

“We’re calling for adrenaline junkies across the North West to soar across the pitch and enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity. By helping to raise vital funds, together we can conquer stroke; the money raised will help us to continue to offer vital services to stroke survivors and their families.”

The registration fee for the event is £20 with a minimum sponsorship target of £100. Each participant will receive a Stroke Association t-shirt. For more information about the event, contact the events team on 0161 742 7484 or email zipthetryline@stroke.org.uk

A stroke is a brain attack which happens when the blood supply to the brain is cut off, caused by a clot or bleeding in the brain. There are around 152,000 strokes in the UK every year and it is the leading cause of severe adult disability. There are over 1.2 million people in the UK living with the effects of stroke.  

Stroke Association is a charity. We believe in life after stroke and together we can conquer stroke. We work directly with stroke survivors and their families and carers, with health and social care professionals and with scientists and researchers. We campaign to improve stroke care and support people to make the best recovery they can. We fund research to develop new treatments and ways of preventing stroke. The Stroke Helpline (0303 303 3100) provides information and support on stroke. More information can be found at www.stroke.org.uk