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Record Breaking Christmas Jumpers

A December fundraiser at Loughborough University to help raise money for Save the Children saw more than 1,175 Christmas jumper wearing students and staff gather at the university’s new square.

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The event, which raised over £3,000, also saw the Leicester university become the Guinness World Record holder for the largest gathering of Christmas jumper-wearing people, smashing the existing record of 639 which was held by Three (UK) in 2013.

Organiser Sarah-Emmanuelle Haar, said they were “absolutely thrilled” after a “nerve-wracking” wait for Guinness World Records’ confirmation. A Guinness World Records spokesman said confirmation can take time as it can take up to eight weeks for evidence to be verified.

The festive fundraiser was held to raise money for charity Save the Children with more than £3,000 being raised.

The Professor Robert Allison, the university’s vice chancellor, said: “To hear the university is now a Guinness World Record holder has certainly put a smile on the face of all who took part.”

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