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Kids on the bounce in bid to hit record books.

Byline: Salendine Nook

PEOPLE will be attempting to bounce into the record books in Huddersfield this weekend.

Greenhead Park will be full of families bounding along on space hoppers on Sunday (August 26).

Organisers hope to set a new world record - as well as raising vital funds for a cancer charity.

The Bounce for Yorkshire is being staged from 11am.

The aim is to get 2,000 people bouncing on the famous 1970s toy simultaneously for one minute.

If participants manage this, they will help the town bag a place in the record books.

The event is the latest in a series of sponsored bounces being staged across the region by Yorkshire Cancer Research.

The current Guinness World Record for the most people bouncing was set in June 2010 during the Street Performance World Championships in Ireland.

Previous bounces have raised thousands for the charity, which is the UK's leading regional medical research charity.

Other entertainment on the day will include a bounce boot camp, a bounce obstacle course and bouncy rounders.

For more information on entering the bounce visit


* HOP IT! Above, Hannah Whitworth, front, leads the way in the Spacehopper event in Greenhead Park and, top, miles of smiles on the bounce Pictures by Julian Hughes (JH160612Ahopper)
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 21, 2012
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