Unusual successful world record attempts

Bouncy castle record attempt preview picture, Tesco Wincanton, Daventry.
Bouncy castle record attempt preview picture, Tesco Wincanton, Daventry.

WHEN staff at a firm in Daventry were asked to come up with fundraising ideas, they were quick to jump to it!

Eight colleagues at Tesco Wincanton are aiming to break a world record with the longest ever session on a bouncy castle - all in the name of charity.

Steve Cook; Pete Nixon, Owen Richardson and Robert Dunn and brothers Dave Kellet, and Andrew Kellet; all from Daventry, will join Pete Woodfield and Wayne Cavanagh from Rugby in a bid to keep jumping for 30 hours. They want to beat the current world record of 27 hours in the sponsored challenge for Tesco’s nominated charity Diabetes UK.

The bid gets underway at 8am on Saturday, July 13 when people are encouraged to come along and show their support.

Steve Cook said: “As a depot we ned to raise as much money as we can. We want to raise at least £1,000.

“We would ask as many people as possible to come along and show their support throughout the day.”

The men will do half-hour stints of bouncing right through until 2pm on Sunday.

Mr Cook said: “I think it is going to be harder than people think. But I’m sure we are going to have a lot of fun.”

Two official Guinness adjudicators will supervise the challenge, which takes place at the car park of The Plough in Braunston.

From midday there will be added attractions including two tombolas - one especially for children - and a raffle. Prizes on the day, supplied by Tesco, include bikes and gas barbecues.

The men are also inviting donations on the day, but anyone who would like to sponsor the challenge should visit www.justgiving.com/Record-Bounce