Garden centre aims to break pom pom world record

Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the begin

Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the beginnings of the giant pom pom. - Credit: Archant

The centre is urging volunteers to grab a ball of wool and get involved in the world record attempt.

Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the begin

Trelawney craft centre manager Anne Lynn and general manager Caroline Howell-Williams with the beginnings of the giant pom pom. - Credit: Archant

A NORTH Devon garden centre is asking volunteers to grab a ball of wool and get involved with their world record attempt.

Trelawney Garden Centre at Ashford is hoping to break the world record for the world’s largest pom pom, which currently stands at 1.21 metres high and 3.25 metres wide.

The project is part of the centre’s fundraising efforts for Action for Children, its chosen charity for 2013.

“If people want to come down and bring some wool they can be part of the effort and help us raise more awareness and money for the charity,” said Fiona Joyce, of Trelawney Garden Centre.


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“It’s something a bit different and we’re hoping it will be finished by the summer.”

The world record attempt pom pom will be put on display at the garden centre along with a top secret knitted display being planned for the summer.

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“Everyone who takes part will have their names put on display and we hope we can make this pom pom reach eight feet tall,” added Fiona.

“We’d love donations from anyone who has any wool or also any pieces of flat knitting – it doesn’t matter what size – for our display.

“All will be revealed in the summer but we hope it will help us raise lots of money for Action for Children.”

The previous record was set by the pupils of Salesian Primary School in Northern Ireland and was achieved in September 2010 with more than 170 balls of wool.

To take part in the making of the pom pom or to donate any wool visit Trelawney Garden Centre at Ashford.

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