We did it! On Sunday 4th May we successfully set a new Guinness World Record for the most people making heart-shaped hand gestures simultaneously.
554 people took part and it was great to be able to help my friend Stephen Sutton tick another item off his bucket list.
Stephen surprised us all by turning up at the record attempt at Chase Terrace Technology College and I know he was proud of us.
You can read some of the comments from people who were at the event below:
Janette: 'My daughter and I were there! I was glad to be part of your Guinness World Record! Congratulations.'
Karen: 'So proud that my son and I could be a part of this. Going to write our own list of ten things we want to achieve. Thanks for inspiring us to live life to the full.'
Angela: 'Brilliant and so good to see Stephen there.'
Benita: 'So pleased we were there! Lovely atmosphere, it was so nice to see Stephen.'
Lisa: 'Congratulations! I knew that you would do it!'
Helen: 'So pleased you made it and that the record was broken!'
You can find out more about the day here.
A group of us with our certificate from Guinness World Records!
The record attempt received a lot of media attention. Our story has been featured in publications as far away as India and Australia! Click on the links below to read the articles.
Delhi Daily News
9 News World
BBC News Online
Express and Star
We also received a nice write-up on the Guinness World Records website.
Click on the image above to read the article.
I will lead an attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the most people in one place making a heart-shaped hand gesture on Sunday 4th May at Chase Terrace Technology College in Burntwood.
At least five hundred people will need to take part to ensure my friend Stephen Sutton, who has incurable cancer, makes it into the record books!
An adjudicator from the Guinness World Records book is coming along to verify the attempt.
Following this, a laughter yoga therapy session will be held for those attending, in a bid to further spread Stephen’s inspirational positivity.