Biggest tea cosy-world record set by BUPA care
LEEDS, UK -- BUPA
care homes residents helped to knit a giant tea cosy
which measures 11.1 metres in circumference and 3.9 metres
in height and sets the world record for the Biggest
Photo: In total, it took 64.8km of wool
to knit the
Biggest tea cosy.
Residents in more than 300 Bupa
care homes across the UK, Spain and New Zealand took
part in the record attempt after urging their communities
to help by sending in their own knitted squares for the giant
This year's Communi-tea Week will also see a
record number of tea parties taking place throughout the country,
with thousands of residents inviting their local communities
through the door.
This is the third year that Bupa
has organised Communi-tea Week, which attracts sponsorship
from Tetleys, McVities and Premier Foods.
A number of care homes are also using their Communi-tea
events to help raise funds for Parkinson's Disease Society,
with any money raised being matched by Bupa Community Connections.
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cup of coffee-world record set by Vinacafé Bien Hoa
tea party-world record set by Indore
Other related world records-people living
in care homes:
chocolate eclair-world record set by The Swallow Bakery
living man with Down syndrome-world record set by Bert Holbrook
person-world record set by Gertrude Baines