Sunday’s the day the teddy bears break a record
Teddy bears and their masters will link up this weekend in a bid to make Guinness World Record glory for the longest human to teddy bear chain.
Saint Kentigern School in Remuera is hosting the attempt as part of its fundraising fun run on Sunday.
Friends and Parents chairman Mark Conelly hopes to get 3000 people and 3000 teddies down to the Martyn Wilson Field.
“It’ll be great to get 3000 and we’ll worry about crowd control when it comes to it,” he says.
“We will have a police presence.”
The school only got ap- proval from Guinness World Records three weeks ago.
Since Mr Conelly stumbled across the idea earlier this year it has already been broken twice.
He says the school’s 50th year provided the opportunity to do something “a bit bold”.
After research into possible records, he found only one that “really pressed our buttons”.
“The little ones love the teddies and the older ones are really into the idea of breaking a world record,” he says.
“We want the boys to have a memorable year and one of those memories will be a world record.”
To comply with the strict rules surrounding a world record attempt, all teddy bears must be legitimate teddies – not just any soft toy.
Participants will be organised into lines of 200, to be counted and signed off.
Anyone taking part needs to be at the field on Shore Rd at 10.30am with a gold coin donation.