Bumper jumper bid...for a good
DERRY Mayor Alderman
Hilary McClintock has praised the thousands of
people who thronged the city centre at the weekend
wearing all shapes, size and designs of Christmas
jumper in a bid to break a world record.
Event organisers are currently working with
representatives from the Guinness Book of Records to
collate the data and determine if they have broken
the record for the most people wearing a Christmas
jumper to be gathered in the same place.
The current title is held by the city of Kansas,
US., which managed to reach a whopping 3,743.
Crowds throng to Derry City in a bid
to break the Guinness World Record for the biggest
gathering of people wearing festive jumpers.
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announcement is expected later in the week but the
real winners are the Mayor’s chosen charities which
will now benefit to the tune of thousands of pounds.
Tearfund and Action Cancer NI, as well as the Foyle
Hospice, Concern, Muscular Dystrophy UK #TeamEvan
and Children in Crossfire are the beneficiaries of
the record-breaker attempt.
“The record attempt clearly captured the public’s
imagination and it was a brilliant sight to see the
throngs of people make their way through the walls
and into Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place,” said