Fund Raising

FUNDRAISING

 

We at HOPE for Children tried the traditional ways of fundraising  such as car washes and baking sales. However, in an attempt to raise needed funds, we partnered with the Guinness Book of World Records and produced the Barbados World Records Festival. 

 

Barbados World Record Festival

‘A great family event promoting culture – family  fun – tourism - youth effort  and fitness’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The festival was held annually in March in 2006 and 2007 at the Barbados National Stadium. However in 2008 it was moved to November.  It’s the first and  only festival in the Caribbean challenging records in the Guinness Book of World Records.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The WORLD RECORD Festival Is a great family charity event”

 

It promotes Community spirit. culture . family fun .  tourism . positive youth effort. social cohesiveness . sports and fitness . Corporate sponsors can benefit.

 

The Barbados World Record Festival was introduced in 2006 in connection with the Guinness World Record Association to raise funds for the charity and at the same time involved the communities across the island to promote camaraderie. Within the last two years this event did not receive the amount of participation from the public as anticipated. However, we have brought new personnel on board to make this event one of the biggest sporting events to be held in Barbados by 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Barbados World Record Festival

‘A great family event promoting culture – family  fun – tourism - youth effort  and fitness’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Video of Samuel Grazzettes - Barbados World Record Holder 2008 for Fastest Time to Eat Raw Onion (during the Barbados World Record Festival)

 

Guinness World Record Website: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com

 

Below is a list of records that have been broken within the last 2 years by Barbadians.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS

2006 March - Barbados National Stadium

EVENT

OFFICIAL TIME

Fastest man in the world to eat a 12” pizza.

2 min 58.47 sec

Fastest bicycle wheelie – 100m

16.68 sec

Fastest person to complete a string can walk - 50m.

33.67 sec

Fastest two person human wheel barrow -  50m.

15.56 sec

Fastest person to hop 100m on one leg.

17.4sec

 

 

2006 Nov. – CBC TV Channel 8 (Morning Barbados)

EVENT

OFFICIAL TIME

Most darts thrown into the bull eyes or S25 area in 1 minute.

Seven ( 7)

Longest Ball control (Table Tennis) with a racquet.

Over 2 hours

 

 

2007 March 2007 – Barbados National Stadium

EVENT

OFFICIAL TIME

Fastest 100m Piggy Back

16.97 sec.

Fastest 100m three-legged race

25.98 seconds

Fastest 100m one-legged sprint

15.57 seconds

Fastest time to eat a raw onion

48 seconds.