Improve your Elf at Yorkshire world record attempt
by Amy Thornton
Yorkshire will see a massive Elf drive this winter as a leading attraction and charity bid to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of Santa’s Elves.
On Saturday 9th November Stockeld Park’s Winter Adventure and Martin House Children’s Hospice are joining forces to encourage people to be more Elf-y and help bring the world title to Yorkshire.
The current record stands at 762 and they are hoping that with support from local towns and cities, they can smash the record.
The event will be held at Stockeld Park, situated between Harrogate and Leeds and York, starting at 10.30am with the official count taking place at 11am.
All proceeds from the event will go to Martin House Children’s Hospice.
Amy Thornton, Stockeld Park’s General Manager, said: “When we decided to attempt to break this world record, we knew we wanted to involve Martin House Hospice. We already hosted the Santa Run for the charity last year so we wanted to go bigger and better, and we’re delighted to be working with them on this event. We are now calling on everyone to get behind this great cause and have a bit of fun too.”
“We are inviting everyone – adults, children, schools, businesses, clubs, families and everyone else – to join in the fun. Each elf will be provided with an event T-shirt, and elf hat and of course the all important elf ears!”
Elves are encouraged to wear red or green trousers. Each elf will also receive a certificate commemorating the fact that they have been part of a world record breaking attempt.
Elves will also be entitled to a 50% discount on one activity at Stockeld Park on the day; choose from ice-skating, Nordic Ski, the Enchanted Forest, or the Maze. There will be real reindeer in their pen from midday on the 9th November and Santa will arrive for a sleigh parade at 3pm.
Events Manager Caroline Hudson said: “Fingers crossed that we can break the world record. All of the proceeds will be going to Martin House which will be a great boost to our fundraising. Martin House needs to raise nearly £5 million every year to be able to offer support to over 350 children and 150 bereaved families across the Yorkshire region and most of this money comes from fundraising and donations. ”
Liz Tattersley, Welcome to Yorkshire’s Area Director for West Yorkshire, said: “This is a fantastic way of raising money for a great charity while promoting our wonderful county. This is something that everyone can come along and enjoy and hopefully be part of a world record at this iconic winter attraction.”
To enter please go to www.martinhouse.org.uk or call 01937 844569. Entries are priced at £5 for adults and £4 for children.
For further information and to sign up please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Local residents can also collect their outfits from a participating store.