Break A World Record! - East Cheshire Hospice

Break A World Record!

To become a record-holder requires determination, extraordinary skills and commitment. Have you got a record in mind you would like to attempt? Or do you have a unique idea never thought of before?

Here’s how to take those next steps to breaking a world record and raise those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice…


  1. Explore the world records database thoroughly – Check the What makes a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS record title page and familiarise yourself with our record-breaking criteria and policies.


  1. Choose a world record to attempt – Maybe you already have a world record in mind you want to attempt, or you can suggest a new idea.


  1. Apply and wait to receive the guidelines. – If your suggestion is not accepted, we will still reply and explain why. This can take up to 12 weeks or more if there is higher demand than usual.


  1. Understand the requirements and evidence needed for the attempt – You will have access to a very important document called GUIDE TO YOUR EVIDENCE, which will explain in detail how to get your world record attempt verified. Many attempts are rejected because the rules have not been followed correctly.


  1. Practice, practice, practice…


  1. Raise those vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice – whilst practising you world record attempt, set up your fundraising page* and have your supporters donate to such a worth cause and such a huge challenge!


  1. Carry out your official world record attempt – Decide on a date, time and location for the record attempt, making sure you have the logistics planned out and the necessary equipment available.


  1. Submit your evidence, cover letter and all other required documents – More than 50% of submissions are rejected because the evidence is insufficient. Once you are confident with the submission, upload your evidence online and await the result.


  1. The moment of truth! – If you are successful, congratulations – you will receive an official Guinness World Records certificate (further certificates and merchandise can be purchased in the GWR Store). If not, do not give up, you can apply again or pick a different record to attempt.

*Set up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your world record attempt, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!


London Marathon World Records

Guinness world Record partner with Virgin Money London Marathon each year to see what ideas people come up with and attempt to break on the day of the marathon. At the 2019 event there were 40 new Guinness World Records titles achieved from 79 attempts, ranging from the fastest marathon dressed in a tent to the fastest marathon with two runners handcuffed together!

Read the 2019 news article online here for inspiration.


Taking on this challenge and raising sponsorship for East Cheshire Hospice really will make a difference to local people and their families who are cared for here. The Hospice has to raise over 80% of its running costs from voluntary donation and fundraising, this equates to over £7,500 every single day. Your contribution really will make a difference.


Get in touch with Guinness World Records by clicking the button below to find out more about how to get started.


If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact the or call 01625 433477

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