Help Anna’s Hope break world record

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A CHARITY which gives support to families of children with brain injuries is hoping to break a fairytale world record.

Anna’s Hope will host a picnic at Burghley Park on Sunday, August 19, and founder Carole Hughes wants people to come along dressed as fairies to break the Guinness World Record for number of fairies in one place.

The charity was founded by Carole and her husband Rob, of Pilsgate, in 2006 after their daughter Anna died of a brain tumour aged just three years and eight months.

The Anna’s Hope fairy logo was inspired by Anna’s love of the mythical creatures and Carol regularly dresses up in a fairy outfit for fundraising events.

Carole said: “It would be brilliant if families and friends enter into the fairy spirit, break the world record and picnic together in the beautiful grounds of Burghley Park.

“It will also be a very special as the event will coincide with what would have been Anna’s 10th Birthday.”

To qualify as a fairy you will need to wear a set of fairy wings, a tutu or dress and a wand. As an added incentive, anyone dressed as a fairy on the day will get half price admission into the Garden of Surprises.

There is no charge to enter Burghley Park.

People are welcome to collect sponsorship for the event.

The current record for number of fairies in on place is 337, which was set at Cambridge’s Strawberry Fair in June.

The picnic at Burghley Park begins at midday on August 19 and the official fairy count will be at 2pm.

All fairies will need to register before the picnic. An application form can be downloaded from or from