I've been a busy teddy bear lately but I'm really enjoying all my adventures so far!
I travelled down to Bruntingthorpe on Saturday 30th of March with Chris Turner who is Joanne's (Director of NS24 Ltd) husband and on the Sunday I took part in a Guinness World Record attempt! I was really looking forward to this!
We stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Leicester where I was made to feel very welcome and was so comfortable.
The event was organised by Volvotuning.net who were trying to break the record for the largest number of Volvo cars in a parade over 1 mile and was organised in memory of one of the founding members of Volvotuning.net who sadly passed away last year - Jon "Nosh" Ronie and I think he would have been very proud of everyone who took part. It was also an opportunity for the guys to raise money for Breast Cancer Care and the last I heard they've managed to raise £15,150 so far!! Amazing!
At the event on the Sunday, I attracted quite a bit of attention - I was even carried around for a while by a guy in a kilt! I felt right at home, being from Scotland.
We arrived at Bruntingthorpe Air Field around 12:30pm, it took some time to get in because there were so many cars! Once we got in and got our spot, I sat on Chris's car for a while and enjoyed watching people pass by. The people I met were very nice and even some of the children there stopped to say hello.
Around 3:15 in the afternoon, it was time to set off and do the 1 mile lap to set the record - the atmosphere was very exciting. With so many cars there, it took about an hour to get round the 1 mile lap but we did it and had lots of fun!
The previous record for this was 570 cars and, although it hasn't been made official yet by Guinness World Records, the number of Volvo's that were at the event this time was 1,574!! It was very exciting to see and be a part of.
Although this particular adventure of mine may not contribute to the Cash for Kids Charity, I was still happy to be part of the event and make people aware of what we're trying to do. Lot's of people took information cards about me and my mission and so I hope they'll get in touch and offer me more fun adventures to help raise money for this amazing charity. And of course, it was a great opportunity to take lots of photos!
I think I'm off to London next week - but I haven't been told yet so we'll soon see.
I'd like to thank Chris and David for taking me on my latest adventure and for everyone who has taken part so far.
I'll update you again soon,
Lots of Love