Take your unwanted toy cars to Sainsbury stores* and help Beaulieu beat the Guinness World Record for the ‘longest line of toy cars’.
The current record of 9,795 was set in Guatemala last December. The attempt at Beaulieu will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 5 May and will be held in the grounds of the attraction with a continuous line, one kilometre long, of at least 10,000 cars placed end to end, starting and finishing inside the National Motor Museum. After the record attempt, the toys will be sold and the proceeds donated to Naomi House & Jacksplace hospices for children and young adults.
Sainsbury’s is supporting the appeal, with collection boxes in 22 stores in the South coast region to enable their customers to donate toy cars. Local schools are also joining in the appeal and there will be boxes in Naomi House charity shops. Toy cars can also be donated by visitors to the Beaulieu attraction.
To qualify, donated cars can be of any type designed to be played with by hand including cars, lorries, tractors and quad bikes, but not large enough for children to sit on. Over 3,000 cars have been donated so far – only 7,000 to go!
*Collection points can be found at www.beaulieu.co.uk/recordattempt Your nearest Sainsbury stores with collection boxes are Ferndown, Christchurch, Boscombe, Castlepoint, Ringwood, Salisbury, Talbot Heath and Poole