Can you help to smash the record for eggs?

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AN ATTEMPT at the world’s biggest egg-and-spoon race is being staged to raise cash for the West Yorkshire Forget-me-not Trust.

The record bid will take place as part of a family fun day in aid of the charity, which is funding a new hospice for sick children from Calderdale and Kirklees.

At least 1,500 people are needed to smash the existing record and 1308 have already signed up.

The event has been organised by Huddersfield University students Michael Duggan, Thibaut d’Utury, Mathew Hunt, Stacey Probyn and is being supported by rugby league legend Robbie Paul.

Michael said: “We feel this is an ‘eggciting’ event and the simplicity of the world record will hopefully capture the imagination of the community.”

Bouncy castles, face-painting, football tournaments and a tug-o’-war, plus a range of stalls, will also be on offer throughout the day.

Nadio Granata, senior business lecturer, said: “This is a very ambitious event, put together by a team of our final year marketing students that could have an impact for a long time to come.

“It is always great when our students put in so much effort to raise money for local charities.”

The event is held on Sunday April 17 at the YMCA Laund Hill Rugby grounds, New Hey Road, Huddersfield.

The world record attempt will take place at 2.30pm.

Admission costs £2 for adults and £1 for children but is free to anyone in fancy dress.

Visit www.huddersfield for more information.