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The Big One 2009


Adrenaline junkies are being challenged to diffuse a bomb, abseil from a 100ft ledge and tackle the aerial assault course during a 12-hour charity challenge on 3rd October 2009.

Edinburgh-based Macmillan Cancer Support hopes to raise £10,000 from the first ever 12 hour team challenge to take place at the Edinburgh International Climbing Arena, Ratho.

They are looking for multi skilled teams of 10 people to compete against each other to win ‘The Big One 2009'.  This 12 hour challenge will test not only the team's physical fitness but also mental agility and creative talent whilst also raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

This unusual day will include a range of timed challenges from Europe's largest aerial assault course to a challenging 100ft abseil. The teams will also relive their school days with a range of fun games and a ‘Never Mastermind the Buzzcocks' mental mix up as well as a creative mystery celebrity task and a problem solving team challenge.

Macmillan fundraising manager Pamela Williamson said that she was delighted to be working with the World's Largest Climbing Arena on such an exciting new challenge event for Macmillan Cancer Support. She said: "This is a really unusual challenge event for Macmillan, and such a fantastic opportunity for people to support Macmillan in this way.  Getting the chance to try the various activities that the climbing centre offers, plus some additional ones that are not normally on offer, is a real treat.

"Add to that some competition and the individual challenge and I think that we will have an amazing day that people will really remember and I am sure we will succeed in raising lots of money!"

The event will be held on Saturday 3rd October 2009 and aims to raise over £10,000 for Macmillan to fund vital cancer services in the local area.  Macmillan provides medical, practical, financial and emotional support for cancer patients and their families.

Graeme Gardiner, Manager of EICA : Ratho said: "This is an excellent event and one that the team at EICA:Ratho are thrilled to be hosting.  We would encourage all those looking for an extra challenge to sign up now as numbers are limited and it's going to be a truly special day."

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