22 Dec

Bunting world record broken!

This month, the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been trying to sew the world’s longest piece of bunting – and we’re pleased to report that they’ve done it!

You may remember our news story earlier this month covering the world record attempt by the Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to sew the longest piece of bunting ever.

Well, over the weekend (15th December), a team of 15 representatives from the trust made their way to Leeds and Elland Road to measure their bunting in front of the crowds waiting for the football match between Leeds United and Ipswich Town to kick off, revealing that they had in fact been very successful in breaking the world record.

The bunting ended up being 2.3 miles long and made up of 15,196 individual pieces – which is an astounding achievement, so congratulations to the trust!

Victoria Betton, Associate Director of Strategy and Partnerships, said: “We decided to attempt the world record for the longest line of bunting as it is a creative medium to engage with members of the public and something that was very apt given the Jubilee and Olympics and Paralympics.”

The idea behind this campaign was to encourage people to set goals for themselves to make a positive difference in their lives, with those taking part being asked to write their goal down on their bunting triangle.

You can go and have a look at the bunting at St John’s Shopping Centre in Leeds, which is where it’s been hung. In the new year, it’ll be split up and hung in the trust’s mental health and learning disability services across Leeds, York and North Yorkshire.

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