Published On: Fri, Jun 26th, 2015 on 3:27 pm

Society sets world record, and it involves lots of cream tea

The Yorkshire Building Society has set a world record for the largest cream tea party in multiple venues.

Yorkshire Building Society World Record

There were 667 participants.

Yorkshire Building Society colleagues and Marie Curie nurses brewed up the Guinness World Records title yesterday with a total of 667 people taking part.

The fundraising challenge was held across the Society’s main office sites in Bradford, Leeds, Peterborough and Cheltenham and was officially started in Leeds by Frances Quinn, winner of the Great British Bake Off.

It was held to raise money for Marie Curie Nurses to help provide vital support for people living with a terminal illness and their families across the UK.

Andy Caton, Executive Director at Yorkshire Building Society, said: “We do love a cream tea in Yorkshire, so we are extremely proud to have set a new Guinness World Records title for such an amazing cause in Marie Curie. Through our Hour of Need campaign we are having a real impact in providing more nursing hours for terminally ill people and their families.

“We have raised £300,000 in our first year of the campaign through our colleagues and customers making a massive contribution, and I am sure they will continue to help us reach our half a million pound fundraising target by the end of 2016.”

A cream tea party consists of tea being taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam.

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