Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 20°C

min temp: 17°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Bury St Edmunds: Fairies strutt their stuff for world record bid

13:52 14 December 2012

Fairy world record attempt outside the Arc in Bury St Edmunds.

Fairy world record attempt outside the Arc in Bury St Edmunds.

Archant

IT may have not been a world record ... but organisers were thrilled and bouyed by the support they received in their bid to get up to 800 people in Bury St Edmunds town centre dressed in pink fairy outfits.

shares

Men, women and children of all ages, and from all over Suffolk, flocked to the town in a bid to get into the Guinness World Record.

Even though their target of 787 fell short by 365 organisers were delighted that over 400 people turned up on a cold winter’s evening to help swell the numbers in town for Thursday’s late night shopping and also raising £827 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Laura Hudson, the chair of the West Suffolk branch of the charity, said: “I am really pleased that in the freezing conditions we still managed to get that may people out in their tutus to show their support for Suffolk Breakthrough.

“Everyone looked fantastic and the atmosphere was great; we even had all the fairies doing the Macarena in Charter Square, certainly not something you see every day.”

She said she had a huge amount of positive feedback from the event and also paid credit to Mark Cordell, the chief executive of Bid4Bury, for helping to organise the evening.

He said: “Even though we didn’t beat the record it was a very successful night from my perspective getting so many people into the town who were also supporting such a wonderful cause and helping to raise its profile.”

shares

0 comments

The number 30 double-decker bus in Tavistock Square in central London. Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images/Pool/PA

Ten years ago today terrorists took the lives of 52 people and injured more than 700 others in London.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich.

A man charged with drink-driving, drug-driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop for police is due to appear in court in Ipswich this morning.

Suffolk Show 2013 Day One
Peter Aldous MP, Dan Poulter MP, Mark Bee Leader of Suffolk County Council, and Annette Thorpe at The Launch of A Better Broadband for Suffolk

Connecting the most remote parts of Suffolk and Norfolk to the internet and phone network must be done together, a Suffolk MP has said.

Richard Gray was one of the 7/7 victims

London will fall silent today in memory of the 52 people killed by the terrorist attacks on July 7, 2005.

The 2014 Party in the Park event in Belle Vue Park in Sudbury.

A marching band, jive dancers and a procession of samba drummers are among the attractions expected to pull in thousands of visitors to a ‘party in the park’ event in west Suffolk this weekend.

Post Office

The branch on High Street will be shut for two weeks and is set for longer opening hours after works.

Damaged bridge at Blunts Hall between Witham and Hatfield Peverel. Picture: Network Rail

Train services in Suffolk and north Essex are being cancelled or delayed for a second morning running due to ongoing emergency bridge repair work.

Bruce Lait with his wife Ildiko, daughter Izabell and son Benjamin

Ten years ago today Ipswich dancers Bruce Lait and Crystal Main escaped with their lives after 7/7 suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer detonated his device at Aldgate.

Crowds enjoyed the sunshine at Ipswich Music Day 2015 in Christchurch Park.
Ashton Jones and The Innerheart Band.

Thousands turned out to support the acts as Ipswich Music Day beat the weather

Ipswich Crown Court

A van driver who jumped three sets of red traffic lights during a three-mile police car chase in the Ipswich area has walked free from court after a judge decided not to lock him up.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages