Murphy Surveys support heart patient charity in smashing Guinness World Record
Almost 18,000 heartfelt messages united in world’s Longest chain of paper hearts
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) marked Valentine’s Day by joining the messages of 17,939 BHF supporters in a Guinness World Records title attempt for Longest chain of paper hearts.
Through its network of over 720 charity shops and thousands of supporters, the British Heart Foundation asked people to write messages of love and support for their loved ones, people battling heart disease or in memory of those they’ve lost.
With the help of volunteers, the charity created a chain of 17,939 hearts, surpassing the previous Guinness World Records title holder for Longest chain of paper hearts of 11,288 by Moët Hennessy UK. The new record-holding chain measured almost 1.5 miles long, the equivalent to 25 football pitches.
The Guinness World Records title was broken as a mark of solidarity for the 7 million people fighting heart and circulatory disease in the UK on a daily basis, and to raise funds for the BHF’s life saving research.
“Murphy Surveys were proud to be involved in such a worthy cause to officially measure the chain of paper hearts for the British Heart Foundation,” commented Colin Murphy, Director, Murphy Surveys. ‘Well done to the thousands of people involved to raise awareness and secure this Guinness World Record on Valentine’s Day.”
Photo credit: Adrian Brooks.