Heartwood is looking for at least 250 people to visit on Sunday 23rd January to help break a welly wanging Guinness World Record™!
Not only can visitors take part in tree planting on site, but they can also help us in an attempt to break the record for the ‘largest welly wanging competition’. To set the record a minimum of 250 people need to take part in the competition over the course of the day, which will run alongside the tree planting between 10am and 3pm.
The Trust will also award their own prizes for those who manage to wang their welly the furthest. The current world record for men is 63 metres and women 40 metres.
The record attempt is part of the Trust’s new “Give it some Welly for Woodland” campaign, which aims to raise funds to help double the number of native trees and woods in the UK.
We really need as many people as possible to visit on Sunday, not only to plant trees on site but to help us set a new world record right here in Hertfordshire! We’re looking to get around 5,000 trees planted during the day too so there’s plenty for everyone to do.
I’d advise people to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear – preferably wellies! The Trust will be providing wellies to wang for the record attempt though, so you don’t need to use your own!
Give it some Welly for Woodland aims to raise funds as part of the Trust’s More Trees, More Good campaign to plant 20 million native trees across the country every year for the next 50 years, creating valuable habitats for wildlife and protecting our precious ancient woodland. On 4 March 2011, the Trust is inviting people all over the UK to don their wellies or hold a welly event and more importantly have some fun alongside their family, friends and colleagues. To find out how you can take part visit woodlandtrust.org.uk/welly
All the details for the event below, we hope to see you there!