World breaking attempt to build largest blanket fort confirmed - The Leamington Observer

World breaking attempt to build largest blanket fort confirmed

Leamington Editorial 6th Jan, 2019   0

A WORLD record attempt helping the homeless has been confirmed thanks to a Leamington firm of surveyors.

The effort to create the world’s largest blanket fort took place at Warwick University last summer in aid of Leamington-based LWS Night Shelter.

The blanket fort team feared they would have to abandon their attempts to get the 432.16 sq m creation recognised as a world record, as they needed a chartered surveyor to certify it and were let down at the last minute.

Luckily the news made it to Scott Blake, director and chartered surveyor at ehB Reeves, who offered to independently verify the floor area of the fort.

The new world record was confirmed by Guinness in December meaning the existing record of 306.9 sq m had been beaten.

Scott said: “The organisers needed someone to help out at the last minute and I was more than happy to step in and do my bit.

“The LWS Shelter does a fantastic job of proving food, shelter and company to homeless and vulnerable people so was a very worthy cause to support.”

Emma Clifford, project leader at Blanket Fort, thanked Scott for stepping in at the last minute to help them achieve the world record.

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