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Aberdeen Beach to Welcome The Big Hop Bungee this August

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Clan is calling on Adrenalin junkies to take a huge leap of faith with the charity’s latest challenge – a bungee jump at Aberdeen beach.

Daredevils will plunge themselves 160ft from a 60-tonne crane specially erected by sponsors Global Crane Services on the old tramlines near the Beach Ballroom, giving jumpers a spectacular view of the North Sea before their descent.

The challenge, known as The Big Hop Bungee, will take place on Saturday, August 19, coinciding with the charity’s sculpture trail The Big Hop.

The event is the only known bungee jump registered to take place in Aberdeen this year.

Ruth McIntosh, Clan’s charity development manager, said: “Our latest challenge is definitely not for the faint hearted. Inspired by our upcoming art trail, The Big Hop Bungee promises to be an unforgettable and exhilarating experience for participants.

“We’d like to thank Global Crane Services for kindly donating the crane we are using and to our jump partners UK Bungee Club, for all their health and safety support. Thanks to them, the skyline at Aberdeen beach is going to be changed – albeit temporarily - for what we are sure will be a great day.

“This event is perfect for those looking to set themselves a personal or a group challenge and is a great way for fundraisers to tick off their bucket list whilst providing much needed support for people affected by cancer.”

The Big Hop Trail, supported by headline sponsor Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and presenting partners Colin Lawson and DC Thomson, will take the public on another cultural tour of the north-east and the islands from July to September 2023, with hare sculptures designed and created by some of the country’s most talented artists.

The trail coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary, with the 40 hares being the focal point to celebrate the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer.

Registration for The Big Hop Bungee is now open with participants required to pay a £40 sign-up fee and raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship to secure their place.

Spectators are welcome to join the fun and support the participants on the day. Refreshments will be available and timings will be confirmed closer to the event taking place.

For more information and to register please click here

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