15th Aug, 2018

Attempt to build record breaking blanket fort in aid of local homeless people

Laura Kearns 14th May, 2018

A BLANKET fort to rival all others is being built to support homeless people in Warwick district – but help is needed.

Kind-hearted Warwick University students are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest blanket fort ever made.

They are hoping to build a structure of more than 800 blankets, which when finished will be around the size of a large house.

Currently the record is held by a London school and is just over half the size aimed for by the university students.

But to make their vision a reality blankets are needed – and lots of them. They will then be washed and donated to local homeless shelters.

Blanket donations can be dropped off at Leamington Town Hall until Friday June 1.

The big build will then take place on Wednesday June 20 at Warwick University.

Volunteers are needed to help construct the fort and people are invited to step inside when it is built.

One of the event organisers, Romy Viviani, said: “The build will take place on one of our beautiful green spaces on campus, and it will be a day to remember. Not only will there be the largest blanket fort seen on the face of this earth, but there will also be music, fairground rides, a bar and food stands to keep the party going.

“We will be asking for a small donation for you to come and chill inside our big cosy castle. All proceeds will go to LWS Night Shelter and every blanket used to build our massive fort will be cleaned and donated to homeless shelters all over Warwickshire.”

Visit www.facebook.com/WarwickBlanketFort to find out more.

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