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Charity sets pass the parcel record

Published 16/06/2011 | 18:29

The world record for the biggest pass the parcel was broken when the giant gift arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after a 10-day tour
The world record for the biggest pass the parcel was broken when the giant gift arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital after a 10-day tour

A charity has broken the world record for the biggest pass the parcel.

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The giant parcel, created by Make-A-Wish Foundation, finished its tour of the UK at London's Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, where four-year-old Lois Ladkin-Brown was granted her wish of becoming a princess for the day.

Measuring nearly 10ft (3m) in length and weighing a hefty 72 stone (457kg), the parcel covered around 1,680 miles (2,704km) during its 10-day journey.

A total of 25 wishes were granted to mark the charity's 25th anniversary.

Neil Jones, Make-A-Wish chief executive, said: "We've had a fantastic 10 days on the Pass the Parcel tour. It has been a magical experience, granting 25 wishes to mark this special anniversary for the charity.

"It's official that we have broken the world record, which is a brilliant achievement, and we hope that the tour and our milestone birthday this month will encourage everyone to support us by donating whatever they can to help make our 25th anniversary year our best year ever."

Anna Orford, from Guinness World Records, said: "We'd like to congratulate Make-A-Wish on this fantastic achievement.

"Everyone involved has had tremendous fun and this is the result of the hard work and commitment of the organisers."

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