World Record Attempt - Christmas Cracker Pull
The present record was set in 2011, stands at 566 people and is held by Vodafone in Dublin.
Over the past year Holywood has
witnessed a growth in community spirit, identified in many ways at our Town
Centre community events, with an impressive
attendance at Mayday despite the inclement weather, over 4000 people attending
the first ever Culture Night with 100 local acts and over 70 businesses
involved and most recently 5000 people in attendance at the switching on of the
Christmas Lights. Many people have commented on how great the atmosphere in
the town is at these events. These are exciting times.
Many organisations have come
together to work in Holywood to encourage the building of a shared community,
where people, local businesses, community groups, churches, schools and
statutory agencies work together for the benefit of all. Part of this process
is finding avenues where we can reinvigorate the Holywood Town Centre. Local
Businesses Art and Home and Centra have joined together with Holywood Shared
Town and Redburn/Loughview Community Forum to organise one more event
before the end of the year.
During the switching on of the
Christmas Lights one of the events undertaken was a trial run to see if it was
possible to break the World Record for Christmas Cracker Pulling. Nearly 250
people organised themselves in a continuous line and pulled crackers simultaneously.
The present record was set in 2011, stands at 566 people and is held by
Vodafone in Dublin.
We believe we can break the
record and that would be an achievement in and of itself but we want this to be
part of bringing our community together just before Christmas with a purpose. We have asked the Salvation Army to collect
in Holywood on the day so that our bringing people together will aid in the
collection of funds to help homeless people through the winter but especially
during the Christmas Period.
We are asking Schools,
Businesses, Community Groups, Churches to encourage their supporters, staff,
customers and parishioners to come to Art
and Home at 1pm on Friday 21st December and from there to
enjoy themselves about Holywood Town just before the Christmas holidays.
more information contact
Hewitt – Holywood Shared Town – 07545148181
Bond – Art and Home - 028 9042 8168