Roll up for yo-yo challenge

ROLL up, roll up!It's time to come and get your yo-yos because it is time to go spinning mad to break a world record.

ROLL up, roll up!

It's time to come and get your yo-yos because it is time to go spinning mad to break a world record.

The Evening Star has scores of yo-yos to give away so as many people as possible can practice, giving Ipswich the chance to get into the record books for having the highest number of people simultaneously yo-yoing for two minutes.

The record at the moment stands at 432 people, but with 15,000 free yo-yos handed out to people, Ipswich Central, which is behind the fun event, thinks it can shatter the record and put Ipswich firmly on the yo-yo map.

The Evening Star is backing the bid by giving away scores of free yo-yos, which are available from our reception in Lower Brook Street.

Star editor Nigel Pickover said: “It is all a bit of fun. We are delighted to be taking part in this summer event and hope that lots of people will join in to break the world record.”

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There will be several weeks to hone skills as the world record attempt will take place at the Cornhill in Ipswich on Sunday, July 27, at 2.30pm.

All those taking part need to spin continuously for two minutes and there will be an adjudicator on hand from the Guinness Book of Records to make sure the record is officially Ipswich's.

Paul Clement, executive director of Ipswich Central, said: “The idea is to flood the town with yo-yos. People will be able to get them for free all over the town.

“We want people to train so they can yo-yo for two minutes.”

Anyone who is interested in having their very own yo-yo should pop into The Evening Star's reception at 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich.

Do you have a yo-yo story to share? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.