Yo-yo craze spreads in Ipswich

GALLERY Ipswich is going yo-yo crazy as it gears up to tackle the world spinning record at the end of the month.The Void, Britain's 2003 yo-yo champion, visited the town after ahead of the Ipswich Central “Spin” world record breaking attempt.

IPSWICH is going yo-yo crazy as it gears up to tackle the world spinning record at the end of the month.

The Void, Britain's 2003 yo-yo champion, visited the town after ahead of the Ipswich Central “Spin” world record breaking attempt.

And groups from cubs to charity workers have been getting their fingers out to learn the skills.

The Void was in town this week to give a demonstration of his skills to passers-by in the Cornhill.


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He said: “Yo-yoing is fun for everyone and most people have picked up a yo-yo at some point in their lives.

“It is relatively easy to learn the basics and not that difficult to master some eye-catching tricks.

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“I wish Ipswich success in their bid to break the world record.”

Paul Clement from Ipswich Central said: “It is great to have a real expert in town generating enthusiasm, excitement and anticipation for our big day on 27 July. We have already got a lot of people signed up to be part of the world record attempt which is encouraging.

“But we need more and anyone can register at www.ipswichcentral.com We are urging everyone to get practicing!”

Meanwhile cubs and beavers at Ravenswood have taken delivery of yo-yos to get in some early practising to take part in the work record attempt.

The pack spent this week's meeting getting into the spin in preparation for the record attempt.

And charity workers in Ipswich have come on board to help spin the town into the record books.

The team from Sue Ryder Care Centre, based in Chantry Park, off Hadleigh Road, have been practising non-stop to join in the world record attempt on the Cornhill.

Pierson McKenzie of Sue Ryder Care said: “We are really up for this excellent idea as we think it is good for the Ipswich community which we are a part of. We have found already that it is good for a little team bonding and so we want to be part of the world record”

Are you taking part in the world record attempt and have a story to tell about it? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

Record attempt.

The world record attempt will be held on Ipswich Cornhill at 2.30pm on Sunday, July 27.

The record at the moment stands at 432 people spinning yo-yos for a minimum of two minutes.

Spin, the Ipswich Central yo-yo world record breaking attempt, has been organised in partnership with the New Wolsey Theatre.

Yo-yos are still available from the Evening Star office at 30 Lower Brook Street to take part in the record attempt.

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