Charity zip wire challenge
The family carnival day will take place at the home of the rugby league World Champions at Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Saturday 26 May from 10am-3pm. The event will include live music and the chance to meet some of the Leeds Rhinos players while Wembley and Olympics tickets courtesy of Leeds Metropolitan and Samsung will be up for grabs.
Fundraisers will travel down the zip wire at 30mph from the top of the Carnegie Stand onto the pitch below. Every penny raised will provide scholarships and bursaries for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them the opportunity to come to Leeds Metropolitan and change their lives.
One of the University schemes to benefit from the sponsorship is the Shamirah Grant Memorial Bursary, which from September will see annual grants of £1,000 awarded to nominated first year arts-related degree students.
Shamirah was tragically killed in a road traffic accident near her home in Chapeltown last May. Her parents Jennifer and Gary Grant, who have also set up the Shamirah Grant Arts Foundation, approached Leeds Metropolitan to see if the University could help to keep their daughter's memory alive with the dedicated bursary scheme.
The Big Zip costs £25 and you can sign up to take part on the day. There will also be the opportunity to have your photos taken with the Carnegie Challenge Cup and World Challenge Cup, take part in archery lessons, win signed merchandise, listen to live bands and take part in Guinness World Record attempts for the largest number of participants in a Rugby League scrum and the most number of consecutive kicks.