Join Pudsey in Birmingham On The World’s Biggest 5k Inflatable Obstacle Challenge.

Join Pudsey in Birmingham On The World’s Biggest 5k Inflatable Obstacle Challenge.

BBC Children in Need calls upon fundraisers to go Gung-Ho! as the inflatable obstacle course visits Cofton Park

The UK’s wackiest obstacle course is back to tour the UK once again and  daring folk are invited to take on the challenge in aid of BBC Children in Need when it  stops in Birmingham on Saturday 6th May 2017. Gung-Ho!, which is a 5k inflatable obstacle course, will be pitching up in Cofton Park.  Those that pledge sponsorship and purchase a BBC Children in Need Gung-Ho! ticket before rising to the challenge will help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Contenders will come face-to-face with some mighty obstacles such as; the ‘Thriller’, an inflatable slide which stands nearly 200 foot long and five storeys tall, inflatable pot holes ready to trip up even the most nimble-footed, gigantic ball pits, and a 5,000 square foot inflatable ‘Moon Walk’. There are also two new additions to the inflatable hurdles this year with the introduction of the mysterious ‘Rock n’ Roll Star’ and the unnerving ‘Danger Zone’. Participants need not be skilled athletes to complete the challenge; they can walk or run the race at their own pace with the support of their friends, family and colleagues by way of sponsorship.

Speaking of the events Jonathan Rigby, Director of Marketing and Fundraising at BBC Children in Need, said: “Last year we saw groups of friends, family and colleagues bounce around the Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course raising money for disadvantaged children and young people. It truly was a delight to see what a great time everyone was having and this year we’re calling on the public again to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising, come along to Cofton Park and take on the challenge.”

Gung-Ho! Co-Founder, Alex Winters, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with BBC Children in Need this year and hope everyone is encouraged to come along to one of the events and get involved. It’s a fantastic day out, for such a good cause, what are you waiting for?!”

BBC Children in Need now funds 72 projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Birmingham with £3.5million invested locally. One project which currently receives BBC Children in Need funding is Sport 4 Life UK which receives a three-year grant of £103,470 to provide sports-themed personal development programmes for children and young people who are at risk of being not in employment, education or training. Through various activities Sport 4 Life aim to improve the life skills of children and people living in areas of deprivation, whilst supporting them to improve their employability prospects for the future.

BBC Children in Need is currently supporting 2,400 projects in communities across the UK that are helping children facing a range of disadvantages for example, poverty and deprivation; children who have been the victims of abuse or neglect or disabled young people.

BBC Children in Need relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time, money and energy to help raise millions for the Charity, all the money raised helps make a difference.

BBC Children in Need relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time, money and energy to help raise millions for the Charity, all the money raised helps make a difference.

Fundraisers can their BBC Children in Need Gung-Ho! ticket and pledge sponsorship via www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey