St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice announces that they will attempt to break a brand new World Record at Lincoln’s ‘One Night in a Onesie’
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice have today announced that they will be attempting to set a new World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing flashing headwear.
The Lincolnshire charity had previously set out to break the record for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies but decided to withdraw from this attempt after it was broken recently by over 3,000 people.
Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“It would have been demotivating to our participants to go ahead with the original record as it has been broken so dramatically. We weren’t prepared to accept defeat so have instead set out to break a brand new record that has never been done before! This attempt is perfect for ‘One Night in a Onesie’ as it perfectly encapsulates the vibrant and fun atmosphere of the evening.
“We promised our wonderful supporters a World Record breaking evening and that is what we will deliver. Of course what we must remember is that although the record itself may have changed the reason to walk hasn’t. Our main priority is hospice care and this is always at the forefront of everything we do. This year alone we must raise £3.4million in order for our services to continue throughout the county.”
‘One Night in a Onesie’ will take place on Saturday 7th June 2014 at Yarborough Leisure Centre based on Riseholme Road. Participants are encouraged to sign-up online with adults priced at £15 and children aged 11-17 priced at £5 at www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk.
Becky said: “We have been shown such wonderful support for this event with people signing up to take part daily. We are keen to keep the momentum going to ensure that we raise as much money as possible to fund our specialist end of life care in Lincolnshire.
“Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to be part of breaking a World Record, but it is also an opportunity for the local community to come together and show their support for hospice care. Last year we cared for over 6,000 patients and their families, creating bespoke care packages, to ensure that families could make the most of every second they shared together.”
Last year, 1,000 people took part in the annual late-night walks across the county and together raised over £55,000. This year, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, are hoping to attract 1,300 participants to help raise £80,000.
‘One Night in a Onesie’ is the eighth Moonlight walk the charity has organised but the first time they have attempted a word record.
Becky continues: “’One Night in a Onesie’ is not a race or a sport it is a unique walk that allows everyone in the Lincolnshire community to take part. Men and women from 11 years up are welcomed to sign up together and be part of our community driven event.
“So please put on your onesie for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and join us as we set a brand new World Record. The flashing headwear will be available to purchase on the night and anyone wearing one will be able to join us for the record attempt. This is sure to be a night to remember and one that is full of fun and laughter.”
People who are unable to take part in the record breaking attempt in Lincoln are urged to join in with one of the other onesie walks taking place on the same night in Grantham, Boston and Louth.
Money raised through ‘One Night in a Onesie’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to provide care and support to a patient and their family via; our in-patient hospice, day therapy centres, bereavement support and welfare support.
Participants can also register on the night of the walk. For further information on how to do this visit: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk