World record bid is puzzling...

Dave Butt and Steve Warner at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple with a cardboard template of

Dave Butt and Steve Warner at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple with a cardboard template of the giant jigsaw puzzle. - Credit: Archant

Want to build a giant jigsaw puzzle? Sign up for a challenge at Green Lanes Shopping Centre in Barnstaple and help Children’s Hospice South West.

INTREPID fund raisers from Children’s Hospice South West will swap a perch on a seven seater bike for a spot on the floor at Green Lanes as they puzzle out their latest challenge.

From Monday, July 29 Dave Butt, Steve Warner and friends will be tackling a world record at the Barnstaple shopping centre in the form of a 32,256 piece giant jigsaw puzzle.

The aim is to complete it in the fastest time possible and they are hoping as many patient puzzlers as possible to join them to help finish the mammoth conundrum.

For the past two years under the ‘Mag Seven’ banner, Dave, Steve and friends have toured the South West aboard a rather unusual seven seater bicycle, but this year they have turned to a new puzzle.


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The puzzle in question is a Ravensburger, the largest commercially produced puzzle in the world and it measures a staggering 17 by six feet.

The fund raisers would like to hear from anyone who wants to help placing pieces of the puzzle, as well as anyone who can assist as volunteers to collect for Children’s Hospice during the estimated six days of the event.

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If you would like to take part, email chswpuzzlemarathon@outlook.com, call Dave on 07818 037726 or Steve on 07557 875175.

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