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Bouncing into the record books

Leamington Editorial 9th Jul, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

IT was an up and down weekend for ex-Warwick School students.

A team of ten 18-year-olds returned to school in a bid to bounce their way to a new Guinness World Record.

They spent 48 consecutive hours bouncing on a bouncy castle, an event dubbed ‘The Big Bounce’, during which they were not allowed to fall over.

After originally planning to spend 47 hours bouncing, the team ended on a high after lasting an extra hour.

Their efforts had to be filmed and the evidence has now been sent off to be verified before they can take their place in the famous record book.

The previous record of 37 hours was set last year by Tesco workers in nearby Rugby.

And the bounce has so far helped to raise nearly £2,000 for the Haemophilia Society – a charity close to the boys hearts after a parent died from the blood disease.

Visit www.justgiving.com/the-big-bounce to donate or text BIGB98 to 70070 to give £5.

The whole event has to be recorded and verified independently for it to gain a place into the world famous Guiness Book Of Records. 28.014.006.leam.jm4 (www.buyphotos247.com)

Bouncer Luke Spill doing his bit. 28.014.006.leam.jm1 (www.buyphotos247.com)

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