Sandcastle builders aim to smash record

PUBLISHED: 20:00 30 May 2012

Organisers Steve Bird, Ian Jefferies, Tim Walters and Greg Kelloway getting ready for the world record bid.

Organisers Steve Bird, Ian Jefferies, Tim Walters and Greg Kelloway getting ready for the world record bid.

Mark Newman

AN ATTEMPT to beat the world record for building sandcastles will be held on Burnham beach as part of the town’s jubilee celebrations.

The current world record is 571 sandcastles in an hour and legions of young builders are being sought to smash this number at an event on Saturday at 12.30pm, on the sand to the north of Burnham’s pier.

People of all ages are being urged to join in the event, which is free of charge, and will also aim to raise money and awareness for The Coastguard Association, Burnham Area Rescue Boat hovercraft, Burnham Lions and the RNLI.

One of the organisers, Ian Jefferies, said: “We are looking for as many individuals, youth groups, schools and playgroups from across the area as possible to participate.

“We really want to make this a jubilee to remember in Burnham and have high hopes the record can be broken. All we ask is that people bring along a spade with them.”

Those who want to take on the challenge have to aim for them to be 2ft tall and 2ft wide, with towers in each corner. A video on how to construct them has been made by organisers and is available on YouTube.

All participants in the world record attempt will receive a certificate of participation.


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