The event was held during the Queens Jubilee celebrations in June and the object was to make a new record for the fastest time to lay down a mile of 2P coins. This event was held as part of the Arts Festival week and should have been on the sea front outside the Spa Royal Hall as it turned out, the rain forced the event inside to the Bay View Lounge, although it was a tight squeeze, the event went ahead.
Four teams took part, these being 6th Bridlington Guides, 1st Bridlington Scouts, Headlands School and Community College and Bridlington School and Sports College. Each team consisted of six members who worked in pairs to lay down 15,500 coins for each team.
The whole event was carried out by the rules laid down by Guinness World Records. Photographs were taken, a DVD was also made of the event and the whole thing was monitored by independent judges.
However after the event was judged by Guiness World Records, they did not award a new record as they stated it was being judged solely on an existing record made in USA and the time taken exceeded the previous time. Whilst this was a disappointment, the event and the training leading up to the event were enjoyed by everyone. There was a real team spirit built up and all the teams including parents made the event a real team building event.
The event was not run as a fund raiser, but due to the generosity of the public and also sponsors, the event raised £600. The Lions agreed to give all the teams a share of this and all teams were presented with a cheque for £150.
The sponsors for the event to whom the Lions are deeply indebted were.
West BS Building Supplies, Pineapple Joes, All Signs, Skipton Building Society, Yorkshire Bank, Nobles Amusements.
Bridlington Lions are always on the lookout for new members to enable them to continue serving the community and are also interested in forging links with young people. The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. Anyone interested in learning more about the work of Bridlington Lions can telephone 679475.
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