It wasn’t for the faint-hearted but at least it brightened up a dull Saturday morning in August.
Dozens of excited children – watched by their parents and grandparents – slithered and splashed their way down a water slide before disappearing into a huge ball of foam.
Among those taking part were 11-year-old Maison Kerry from Wyke and her grandmother Gail from Brighouse.
The giant inflatable water slide ran straight down the middle of the Woolshops and proved a big attraction.
All sponsorship raised will help to provide care and support to patients at the hospice with life-limiting illnesses along with their families.
Gail said: “We both did the recent Colour Run at Halifax in aid of the hospice so we thought it sounded an exciting event and we would come here too.”
Maison added: “It was great fun and it was very funny seeing my grandma covered head to toe in foam.”
Another who took part, Brighouse IT manager Melvin Thompson, said: “I’m here with my 11-year-old daughter Ebby and it’s good fun. There aren’t many things like this around so it’s good to try them. It’s good that the organisers have put it on.”
The fundraising team need to raise £6,800 every day or £2.5m every year to keep the hospice open so events like this are vital.
Fundraising manager Laura Whitham said: ‘It’s great to bring such a fun-filled event to Halifax town centre and it is a great way to celebrate our 35th anniversary.”
Hundreds turned up for a splashing time and the hospice hopes to raise several thousand pounds.