World record wheelchair moving line Photo
New Zealand longest moving line of wheelchairs attempt in 2014. Photo credit: RNZ / Kim Baker-Wilson

An ambitious wheelchair user attempting to break the world record for the longest continuous moving line of manned wheelchairs is hoping to bring hundreds of wheelchair users together this August in Kent and is looking for support.

Raising funds for Children in Need, Jane Crammond, 52, who has been a wheelchair user for the last four years, is aiming to gather a minimum of 352 people together in Canterbury, Kent to beat the current record of 351, set in Minnesota, USA, back in May 2015.

The event to break the Guinness World Record, which is currently being sponsored by powered wheelchair add-on supplier Triride, will take place on August 17th.

Discussing the motivation to beat the record and fundraise for Children in Need, Jane told the Kentish Gazette: “I try to do something each year for charity.

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“In the past, I’ve done things like fetes, but I wanted to go down a different route this year.”

A minimum donation of £1 is required from participants who do not need to be disabled to take part, with the manned line only consisting of manual or powered wheelchairs – mobility scooters unable to take part.

Held at the Canterbury Rugby Club and with an on-site BBQ taking place on the day, the event could prove a unique opportunity for mobility retailers in the Canterbury area to help support the world record attempt, gain some interesting publicity and reach hundreds of wheelchair users.

To find out more information, contact Jane at janecrammond1966@gmail.com

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