Guinness Book of Records – Keep the Flame Alive

We need your help to achieve a Guinness Book of World Record for ‘The Longest Awareness Ribbon!’

Keep the Flame Alive 2014 is attempting a World Record for the Guinness Book of Records to help raise awareness for Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation.

We are putting 2,000 meters of yellow ribbon together in 15 and 5 metre increments to create the world’s longest awareness ribbon, the current record is 1,247metres.

We are then going to send out sections of this ribbon to schools across WA and ask that you get your students to sign the ribbon with get well messages for children who have cancer. This will not just be the longest awareness ribbon, it will be the longest get well message in the world.

Once sewn together in one long 2,000 metre piece, the ribbon will be unfurled on April 19 by more school children at Langley Park in the City of Perth. This ribbon will be moulded and shaped by both kids and parents into the awareness ribbon shape and will then be photographed from the air to highlight it’s shape as an awareness ribbon.

Once the record has been achieved the ribbon will then be donated to the new Children’s Hospital in the hope of being used for the opening in 2015.

With the support of the Hon Peter Collier MLC Minister for Education, we want your school to get on board and be a part of this amazing opportunity to raise awareness for such a good cause and help create this spectacular event on the 19th of April.

Support from WA’s Minister for Education

petercollier.203234“…I commend you on the initiative and wish you the best of luck in the record attempt and efforts to raise money for research into children’s cancers.

I have requested that the Department of Education promote this initiative on the news section of its website at which is widely accessed by public school staff, parents, the broader community and members of the media.

Thank you for bringing this matter to my attention and once again, I wish you the best of luck.”

Kind Regards,

Hon Peter Collier MLC
Minister for Education

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yellow-ribbon.204905How To Get Involved

To start, please email us and let us know you want your school to be a part of this amazing World Record Attempt.[email protected]

What happens next?
We will list your school as one of the 130 + schools that will be included in our Keep the Flame Alive Awareness Ribbon and organise a package to sent out to you.

Do we have to pay to be on the Ribbon?
Because Children’s Leukaemia and Cancer Research Foundation is creating this event to help build awareness and raise funds we are suggesting schools request a gold coin donation from those students who want to write their message on the Ribbon. This is not compulsory but would be greatly appreciated.

What will be in my pack?

  • A 15 metre or 5 metre piece of yellow ribbon for the students and teachers to sign (depending on your school size).
  • Instructions on what needs to happen.
  • A registration page for all of the students names who have signed, to be listed.
  • A form for direct deposit for funds raised.
  • Return address envelope for the return of the ribbon and the names list to present to Guinness World Records.
  • A pen to begin getting signatures.

How else can your school families get involved?
Because this event is a three part event there is an opportunity for ALL families to get involved on the 6th of April dance day.

As there are limited numbers for each location if this is something your student’s are keen to do then we suggest you get them to registering their preferred location ASAP.

Finally we are also offering to all of the schools who participate, a chance to come down on the 19th of April to the Langley Park location and be a part of the World Record photo being taken.

The ribbon will be unfurled and all of the students will be able to hold it in place while the helicopter flies over the get the perfect shot. All schools will also be presented with a certificate of appreciation and image of this.