Naked Roller Coaster Ride Raises Money for Charity in England
A group of activists boarded a roller coaster in England last weekend to raise money for charity and attempt to set a new world record.
What made this ride at the Adventure Island theme park in Essex, England, different, though, was that all 57 passengers were completely naked.
According to BBC.com, the nude riders didn’t manage to create a new Guinness World Record—set in 2010 when 102 people rode the Green Scream at Adventure Island—but the group still managed to raise £10,000 (over $15,000) for charity.
The charity benefiting from the event is the Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation's Keyhole Cancer Appeal. While organizers hoped 122 people would show up for the naked roller coaster adventure, only 57 passengers had the mental strength to ride nude.
Participants in the naked roller coaster ride came from all over the United Kingdom, including passengers from Edinburgh, Newcastle and Swindon. Daily Mail U.K shared several images of the unique roller coaster ride:
Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Lucy Thomas-Clayton released a statement, saying, “It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of complete strangers, plus the world's media — so we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was brave enough to bare all and raise such a huge amount of cash for our vitally important cause.”
Adventure Island operations director Andrew Renton told BBC.com, “It's been an absolutely superb day with people all enjoying the chance to do something memorable, good fun and raise a large amount of money for a fantastic, local charity.”
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