Gallery: Fairy record attempt on Cornhill raised more than £2,000 for Woolverstone Wish appeal

The Flutter for Fairies World record attempt at the most faries in one place on the Cornhill in Ipsw

The Flutter for Fairies World record attempt at the most faries in one place on the Cornhill in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

A world record-breaker for the largest number of fairies in one place has raised more than £2,000 for charity.

A total of 820 people gathered on the Cornhill in Ipswich last weekend with their wings, wands and tutus to raise money for the Woolverstone Wish appeal and beat the previous record of 786 people.

Co-organiser Sharon Wragg, a conveyancing executive at Kerseys Solicitors, said: “We have raised £2,044.70 in total, which is an absolutely fantastic amount. We are all really grateful to everyone who turned out and helped make it such an amazing day.”

The 44-year-old said the charity was close to the heart of everyone at Kerseys after colleague Judy Sykes was diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma.

The Woolverstone Wish appeal is raising money to refurbish the chemotherapy outpatient clinics and day unit in the Woolverstone Wing of Ipswich Hospital.

Cheryl Thayer, chairman of the Woolverstone Wish appeal committee, said: “People could make donations on the day, which was suggested at £1 each, but people have given nearly two-and-a half-times that which is amazing.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who came along and made a donation, as well as to Kerseys and all those who helped organise it.

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“We have simply outgrown the current oncology unit and we are fundraising to provide a more private department, to ensure every patient is afforded their dignity.”

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