Over 1,000 people dressed as Robin Hood gathered at Wollaton Park on Monday 7th May, to support our Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
Robin’s Big World Record aimed to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Robin Hood, while raising awareness and money for the Big Appeal at the same time.
More than 1,300 people braved the bank holiday heat to show their support and enjoy a day of family fun, which included bouncy castles, archery sessions, music, burgers, barbecue, ice creams and smoothies.
Nigel Gregory, Director of Development at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We had an incredible turnout and it was fantastic to see the local community come together in support of the Big Appeal for Nottingham Children’s Hospital.
“Unfortunately our early unofficial count shows we were just shy of the 1,216 people we needed in order to break the World Record. This was very much down to the record breaking temperatures we experienced on the day, meaning some families with small children and older people felt they couldn’t safely join us in the World Record area, which we completely understand. Our visitors’ health and safety was of course our top priority, and it was unfortunate that the weather was just too hot for some.
“We’d like to say a huge thank you everyone who came along to show their support and helped raise money for young patients at Nottingham Children’s Hospital, as well as the wonderful team of volunteers and stall holders who helped make the event possible.”