A HUGE inflatable obstacle course is coming to Heaton Park.

BBC Children in Need is urging fundraisers to step up as Gung-Ho!, a 5k inflatable obstacle course, prepares to pitch up on Saturday, April 29.

People can pledge sponsorship and purchase a BBC Children in Need Gung-Ho! ticket before taking on the challenge, to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

Contenders will come face-to-face with a number of obstacles including a slide which stands nearly 200 foot long and five storeys tall, inflatable pot holes and gigantic ball pits.

Jonathan Rigby, director of marketing and fundraising at BBC Children in Need, said: “Last year we saw groups of friends, family and colleagues bounce around the Gung-Ho! inflatable obstacle course raising money for disadvantaged children and young people.

“It truly was a delight to see what a great time everyone was having and this year we’re calling on the public again to put the ‘fun’ in fundraising, come along to Heaton Park and take on the challenge.”

Gung-Ho! cofounder, Alex Winters, added: “We’re delighted to be partnering with BBC Children in Need this year and hope everyone is encouraged to come along to one of the events and get involved. It’s a fantastic day out, for such a good cause, what are you waiting for.”

BBC Children in Need now funds 102 projects working with disadvantaged children and young people in Greater Manchester, with £5.4million invested in the area.

One project which currently receives BBC Children in Need funding is YPAC, which receives a grant of £97,324, over three years, to provide sessions in nutrition, fitness and life skills to children and young people in Manchester that may be suffering with a range of disadvantages.

The sessions will help to improve emotional wellbeing, personal development and improve their relationships.

To buy BBC Children in Need Gung-Ho! tickets and pledge sponsorship, go to bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Tickets are available at a discounted rate of £29 until Tuesday, April 18.