Big Foot in Adelaide Breaks Guinness World Records™ title
27 Oct 2016
Local charity HYPA (Helping Young People Achieve) drew a lot of attention in Light Square today by creating the world’s largest human image of a foot, breaking the previous GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title held for the feat (no pun intended!).
The record required more than 260 people to gather together in the shape of a foot, toes and all, and stay in that formation for 5 minutes. In the end 313 supporters joined in to help HYPA break the record, in doing so claiming a GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title and raising a lot of awareness for HYPA’s #TwoFeet fundraising campaign.
All proceeds from the event will go towards HYPA’s learner driving program, Geared2Drive, which enables young people who don’t have access to a licenced adult with a car to gain their 75 hours of supervised driving to get their Ps.
Geared2Drive Graduate 23 year old Patrick, said that public support shown today was a great thing for HYPA and the Geared2Drive program.
“Getting my licence changed my life. I came to HYPA seeking help with accommodation because for a little while I used to live on the streets.
They helped me to get into some accommodation, but to really get yourself a long-term place you need a job and to get a job you need a driver’s licence. I’ve now got my licence, a job and a roof over my head. They’ve definitely helped me a lot,” Patrick said.
The #TwoFeet campaign represents HYPA’s core purpose, that of helping young people gain independence and stand on their own #TwoFeet.
HYPA CEO Paul Edginton said he was thrilled to see 313 people get together in support of the campaign and help break the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title.
“The atmosphere was vibrant, fun and inclusive. We are so grateful for everyone’s support” Mr Edginton said.