Sign up for fairy world record to raise money for Anna’s Hope

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MORE than 100 people have agreed to don their fairy wings in a bid to break a world record but more are needed.

Anna’s Hope, which raises money for children and young people with brain tumours, is hoping to break the Guinness World Record for the number of fairies in one place at a picnic at Burghley Park, near Stamford, on August 19.

Carole and Rob Hughes founded the charity in memory of their daughter Anna who died of a brain tumour aged three years and eight months in 2006, and the event has been organised to coincide with what have been Anna’s 10th birthday.

Currently the world record stands at 337 and Rob said he would like to see 500 fairies at the event.

He said: “Over 100 people have signed up so far and we have heard lots of people talking about it but we need those people to register today.

“It would be a fantastic achievement for Anna’s birthday to break the world record and we are looking forward to meeting lots of fairies on the day.”

It is free to register and the main aim of the event is for families to have fun and to break the record although there will be bucket collections on the day.

Fairies are particularly special to the family because Anna loved fairies herself.

To qualify as a fairy you will need to wear a set of fairy wings, a tutu or dress and a wand.

The picnic will begin at midday and the official fairy count will be at 2pm.

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