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Bunting flying high in world record

Malvern Editorial 12th Nov, 2013 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

THE FATE of a world record bunting attempt for Children in Need is set to be decided after weeks of hard work and community involvement.

More than 20,000 flags and hopefully more than three miles worth of flying pennants will be raised to the roof of the Avon Hall at the Three Counties Showground on Friday (November 15).

It will be the culmination of the long-running Bunting for Pudsey drive organised by BBC Hereford and Worcester which will see the flags sold off after the event for Children in Need.

However there will be plenty of activities and events to keep anxious visitors occupied from 3.30pm while the flags are stitched together including a gift and crafts trade fair, three hour Zumbathon, indoor mini-golf and a raffle prize draw.

Co-ordinator Mandi Harris said: “Hopefully we will be breaking the Guinness World Record by going over the three-mile mark, but we want to make it a real celebratory afternoon for everyone.

“A lot of people have been putting in a vast amount of work, and I want to thank them all on behalf of Children In Need and BBC Hereford and Worcester.

“Every time we have set these challenges, and this will be our fourth world record, the response of our listeners and their friends has been truly remarkable.

“Clubs, schools, businesses and individual ‘bunters’ have done a brilliant job, and we hope they can claim to be ‘record-breakers’ by the end of the day.”

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