IRIS FMP attempts to smash Guinness World Records for charity

28th October 2019

As you may have seen on our blog and social media channels throughout 2019, this year has been all about Huntington’s Disease Association at IRIS FMP. We chose them as our charity of the year for reasons very close to our hearts, and made it our mission to raise as much money as possible for them.

We’ve certainly done that. We have taken part in countless fundraisers, ranging from bake sales, quiz nights, joke competitions and samosa selling, to cycling all the way from Paris to Chichester over the course of 3 days. Every single person at IRIS FMP has been a part of the activities in some way, and we couldn’t be prouder of how everyone has risen to the challenge.

As the year draws to a close, we are all wracking our brains to see how we can continue topping up our funds for HDA until the very last minute. Which brings us to our latest idea…

Thursday 14th November is Guinness World Records Day, “a day which sees thousands of people around the world come together with one common goal, to become a title holder”. And yep, you guessed it, we’re going to try to smash a record at IRIS FMP!

We have 9 ambitious volunteers who are all going to try to break various world records next month, all in the name of raising more money for HDA. We don’t want to spoil the surprise about what the records are, but some things that may feature include lemons, balloons and Marmite!!

We will be officially adjudicating these world record attempts, which is a rigorous process that will ensure that we have all the appropriate evidence necessary to get our certificates should any record be broken.

The participants will be donating money to take part, and friends, family and colleagues will be supporting them by sponsoring their attempts.

If you would like to join in the fun, look out for our blog and social media on 14th November, as we will be keeping everyone posted on how it goes! Even if we don’t end up becoming title-holders, we know that it’s going to be a fun and special day, with lots of money raised for HDA.

Our JustGiving page for our World Record attempts can be found here if you would like to support our charity of the year. We have already raised over £15k!

Our world record volunteers are Gary Webb, Jocelyn Levy, Amy Newton, Charlie Burley, Christine Ross, Julie Kennett, Dan Habbishaw, Dave Davies and Alastair Dudman. Good luck everyone!


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