On 28 April at 11am members of the Ipswich Outdoor Group will be attempting to set a new world record by Conga dancing more than 8 miles up and down Felixstowe seafront. The current record is 7.5 miles set in Brighton in 2016.
A ‘core-team’ of 11 are planning to do the whole record-breaking distance, but other group members will join them for some of the attempt. The public are being asked to come down and cheer the team on, and hopefully donate to the charity collection for the hospice. You can even join the back of the conga line and join in the fun!
As well as hopefully setting a new record, the event is planned to raise funds and awareness for St. Elizabeth Hospice. We need more than £10.5 million per annum to care for patients with progressive and terminal illnesses and rely on donations to meet most of these costs.
Ipswich Outdoor Group member John Wright has been involved with raising funds for us after we cared for his wife Toni in 2017. Toni’s family have been fundraising over the last 2 years and have so far contributed over £70,000 to help us continue our vital work.
Simon Fevyer, Ipswich Outdoor Group committee member, said “This event combines our two favourite things – being outdoors and having fun. Hopefully we can also raise as much money as possible for a truly worthwhile cause. Please come along on the day and support us.”
If you would like to make a donation, however big or small, please visit the ‘Conga’ page on the Ipswich Outdoor Group website,
Beth Condie, community fundraising manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, added: “We’re used to our fundraisers doing all sorts of whacky things to raise money for us, but this is certainly a first! We can’t wait until Sunday 28 April to see this world record attempt take place in Felixstowe and hope it will also be a fantastic fundraising event for the hospice.”
For details of other fundraising campaigns and Toni’s story please visit www.ridefortoni.co.uk