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.


SYC Chairman David Hallett, Guinness World Records Official Adjudicator Pete Fairbairn and SYC CEO Paul Edginton with the Official Certificate

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.