World Record Academy
 World Records Club

 Book of World Records
           Add to Google
  Add to My Yahoo!
           Add to myAOL Favorites

 Terms of Use

 Largest simultaneous sleepover-world record set by Save the Children

[June 23] LONDON, UK--Over 40,000 children across the UK gave up their beds at home to sleep out at over 1,200 Giant Sleepover venues to raise money for Save the Children's Emergency Fund, setting the new world record for the largest simultaneous sleepover.
   While raising vital money for children around the world - and for one night sharing the experience of what is a daily reality for many children affected by emergencies - all the children participating were attempting to break the World Record - and they succeeded!  

   Tanya Steele, Director of Supporter Relations and Fundraising at Save the Children : "We always welcome and encourage young people to get involved with fundraising. The annual Giant Sleepover event is a fantastic way for them to do so."

  The new World Record holders enjoyed a variety of fun activities before settling down for the night. Groups of young people slept out at a number of 'special sleepover venues' across the UK including: The London Dungeon; Save the Children Head Quarters in Farringdon; Lord's Cricket Ground; Weymouth Sea Life Centre (Gweek, Cornwall); Explosion! The Museum of Naval Firepower at Gosport; York Dungeons; National Railway Museum; Ironbridge Gorge.

  Tanya Steele, Director of Supporter Relations and Fundraising at Save the Children said: "We're delighted that so many young people took part in The Giant Sleepover to raise vital funds for vulnerable children caught up in emergency situations around the world. Congratulations to everyone for breaking the World Record! It's great that everyone enjoyed the sleepover - and that these children were able to spend the night in a safe environment away from home.

  The  Giant Sleepover was created in 2004 to unify children across the world encouraging them to have fun while raising money for charity.

  All the money raised for Save the Children will go towards the charity's Children's Emergency Fund (CEF). The CEF means the charity is able to respond immediately to an emergency. Having the funds in place before an emergency means Save the Children can deploy its team of emergency response experts immediately. The CEF also enables the charity to respond to emergencies that are not always in the headlines.

           Add to Google
  Add to My Yahoo!

   [ Submit a world record ] [ World Record Certificate

  [Book of World Records] [World Records Store] [Club]





















     Fastest Jump Shooter in Billiards-Rocky Lane


   Largest miniature railroad-Miniatur Wunderland