How Huddersfield charity aims to ‘erase’ old record from the history books

Apr 30, 2024

A Huddersfield charity aims to break a world record and thousands of children across Kirklees are being urged to get involved by simply donating a rubber and 50p. The World Record attempt is part of the charity’s 50th birthday celebrations running throughout 2024.

Fresh Futures, formerly Yorkshire Children’s Centre, wants to break the World Record for the largest collection of erasers and it will need a massive community effort to achieve it.

The existing record is currently over 17,000 and Fresh Futures wants to beat that figure by collecting over 18,000 rubbers.

The campaign begins on Monday, April 15, which is National Rubber Eraser Day. Children and families from across Kirklees are being encouraged to visit Brian Jackson House in central Huddersfield to donate their rubbers and 50ps. The collection of rubbers will also be on show for people to view.

Mark Farmer, Chief Executive, says: “The project is a great opportunity for any youth organisation to get involved to support the charity. All you need to do is bring an eraser to Brian Jackson House and you’ll be part of a World Record attempt and play a key role in helping us put our Eraser Collection on the map! The project is being run as a fundraising campaign for Fresh Futures and every penny received will be used to support our work with disadvantaged children, young people, and their families from across Kirklees.”

Schools, nurseries, sports clubs, and other youth organisations can take part in the project. Any organisation signing up will receive a free bumper pack of resources including stickers for children, a participation certificate and activity sheets. For more information on Fresh Futures please contact Lynne at lynne.haigh@freshfutures.org.uk

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