Rescue Centre bid for record

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RAW Animal Rescue is holding a fund-raising event with a difference later this month.

The animal shelter is aiming to raise funds at the same time as attempting to break a world record for the amount of teddy bears on a train, at Scarborough’s North Bay Miniature Railway next Saturday.

Norma Carrick, who runs Raw Animal Rescue, said: “We are hoping to get into the Guinness Book of World Records for having the most teddy bears dressed as Paddington riding a train in one place, and at the same time raise some funds for charity.

“We also have the use of the boating lake inbetween the Miniature Railway site and The Open Air Theatre and will be letting out the water-balls on the lake.

“We are requesting that children who want to send their teddies on the train make a donation, there will also be a charge for using the water-balls and we will holding a collection on the day as well.

“Hopefully we will have some nice weather for the occasion, there will be a good turnout and we can raise some money as well as breaking records.

Teddies that take part in the fundraiser get to ride the train and will receive a certificate for participating.

Alternatively anyone wanting to help break the record can send along any unwanted teddies who will ride the train and then be auctioned off after the event in aid of the charity.

Anyone wanting to donate a bear to take part in the record attempt can drop their teddies off at Raw Animal Rescue in Gilders Green.

Funds raised will go towards supporting the Veteran Horses Welfare charity as well as Raw Animal Rescue

Minty Steade, who is helping to organise the event is keen to attempt another novel record breaking feat in honour of Graham Harper. who is famously the only man ever to have directed episodes of both the old and new formats of Doctor Who, and will be in attendance and is also set to visit Raw.

Minty said: “It would be great if people could come along dressed as Dr Who’s, that way we can also set a new record for the most Dr Who’s in one place at any one time.”