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1,200 people bid for pancake record

Published 15/02/2012 | 04:09

Staff and students at the University of Sheffield take part in The Big Flip in Sheffield
Staff and students at the University of Sheffield take part in The Big Flip in Sheffield

More than 1,000 people are expected to batter their way into the record books by flipping pancakes.

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With Shrove Tuesday less than a week away, more than 1,200 people have registered to bid to break the world record for flipping pancakes simultaneously, according to the University of Sheffield.

People from across the city will be getting out their frying pans to smash the previous record of 405 people flipping for at least 30 seconds.

University students, staff and residents will be given just one pancake each, which they have to use for the duration of the attempt.

David McKown, project manager for the Guinness World Record attempt, said: "We're really excited about The Big Flip and are delighted that so many people have signed up to take part.

"It's going to be a fun day out for all the family, with a pancake race, a pancake eating competition and lots of other activities to keep everyone entertained."

Dan Walker, Sheffield resident and BBC Football Focus presenter, will join the hopefuls at the Endcliffe Village, the University's accommodation complex in Broomhill.

The record attempt will take place at 1.30pm.

Students will be collecting donations for three local charities - Asperger's Children and Carers Together, Project Buzz and Paces Sheffield.

The frying pans used in the attempt will be donated to the local homeless charity St Vincent's.

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