MH090 Darren Pearce with St Luke's

Meadowhall Shopping Centre is teaming up with Charity of the Year St Luke’s Hospice in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people wearing Christmas jumpers in one place.

The region’s favourite Shopping Centre is taking on the Christmas challenge in a bid to help raise vital funds for the local charity which supports people who are living with incurable illnesses and their families.

Staff and volunteers from the hospice are encouraging South Yorkshire shoppers to pull on their silly sweaters to get involved with the Jumper-thon and make history with Meadowhall.

Centre Director, Darren Pearce said: “What better way to kick off Christmas and help give that little bit more to our chosen Charity of the Year.

“We want to see our shoppers pick up their novelty knitwear  and join us for just five minutes on Saturday November 1 to not only break a world record, but help raise money and awareness for a terrific local cause.

“If you’re yet to own a Christmas jumper and want to take part we have retailers who are already stocked up, which include Primark, Next, Debenhams, Topshop and River Island.”

The World Record attempt will take place at 11.30am on Park Lane in-centre and Meadowhall is calling on budding record breakers to arrive by 11.15am to take part.

Meadowhall asks that all world record attempt participants make an optional £1 donation to the Centre’s Charity of the Year St Luke’s Hospice, which cares adults across Sheffield who are living with incurable illnesses.

To register to get involved in the Christmas Jumper-thon please visit:

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