Following the incredible industriousness, skill and generosity of over 700 readers who donated Christmas decorations, we are delighted to announce that the following new Guinness World Records were broken:
- The largest display of knitted Christmas decorations – 8,845 items
- The largest display of crocheted Christmas decorations – 4,416 items
At the Women’s Weekly Live event in Manchester from 11 to 13 September the decorations were sold raising vital funds for people affected by dementia. Following this and some other additional events Women’s Weekly raised over a brilliant £1,600 for Alzheimer’s Society.
Helen Cannell – Community Fundraiser said:
‘We are delighted that Women’s Weekly and their wonderful readers chose to support us in this fantastically festive way. It’s inspiring to know that so many people dedicated their time to come together in support of Alzheimer’s Society, we are so grateful.
‘As a charity we rely on supporters such as Women’s Weekly and their readers to help us continue our vital work and lead the fight against dementia. By 2015 their will be 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia, by 2051 there will be over 2 million – that is more than the combined population of Liverpool, Manchester and Birmingham. Thanks to this support we are able to help make the UK a better place through our services, research and campaigning.’