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  Biggest tea cosy-world record set by BUPA care homes
  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 tea cosy.
   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 tea cosy.

   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.    

   Related world records: 

  Largest cappuccino-world record set in Prague

  Largest champagne glass-Vini nel Mondo sets world record

  Largest cup of coffee-world record set by Vinacafé Bien Hoa

  Largest tea party-world record set by Indore 

   Other related world records-people living in care homes:
  Biggest chocolate eclair-world record set by The Swallow Bakery   

Oldest living man with Down syndrome-world record set by Bert Holbrook

  Oldest person-world record set by Gertrude Baines

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