EVER fancied taking part in a world record attempt?
Well now’s your chance, and you’ll also be able help the Bradley-based charity the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.
Marketing students from Huddersfield University are organising a massive egg and spoon race as part of their degree studies.
And who better to have helping out than an expert with the oval ball, former Rugby League legend turned marketing student and TV pundit Robbie Hunter-Paul?
Students Stacey Probyn, Mathew Hunt, Thibaut d’Utruy and Michael Duggan want 1,500 people to take part in the world’s largest 100-metre egg and spoon race on Sunday, April 17 at the YMCA Laund Hill Rugby grounds at New Hey Road in Salendine Nook.
The main event takes place at 2.30pm and there will be lots of entertainment for the whole family, including bouncy castles, face painting and children’s entertainment, football tournaments and tug of war. There will also be nail, beauty and jewellery stands.
Admission is free for people in fancy dress or £2 for adults and £1 for children.
One of the organisers, Stacey Probyn, said: “This event has been chosen as it is different from everything that is currently being organised in the area. The simplicity of the world record will hopefully capture the imagination of the community.”
Nadio Granata, senior lecturer at Huddersfield University Business School said: “This is a very ambitious event, put together by a team of our final-year marketing students that could have an impact for a long time to come. It is always great when our students put in so much effort to raise money for local charities.”
The trust is currently building a specialist hospice and respite centre at Brackenhall for children from Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield.
The estimated building costs are more than £3m. More than £1.5m will be needed each year to provide services.