Ryburn wants to raise some dough and break a record

Ryburn Charity Leaders Tom Leung and Lara Dillon, Year 9, are launching the fundraising drive
Ryburn Charity Leaders Tom Leung and Lara Dillon, Year 9, are launching the fundraising drive

Staff and students at Ryburn Valley High School are launching their fundraising campaign in the run up to a Guinness World Record attempt on July 13.

Pupils at the Sowerby Bridge school are hoping to burn up the record for the largest picture made out of toast, which currently stands at 174 m2. The school’s attempt, which will involve over 13 thousand slices of bread, is being supported by Hadfields Bakery.

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Ryburn students and local primary school children will be part of the team creating a giant picture out of bread toasted to six different shades of brown. They are raising funds for Candlelighters and Dogs for Good.

Ryan Duffy, the teacher behind the grand scheme, said: “A record breaking attempt is a fantastic opportunity to bring a community together for a challenge. It’s something people will remember for a long time, and a great way to raise money for good causes. If anyone would like to sponsor a loaf of bread, they should see our school website for details of how to support us.”

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Hadfields Bakery are supplying the bread needed, and are already on a roll baking the 756 loaves required. Director Daniel Birmingham said: “At Hadfields we get involved in a lots of charity events, so when we were approached to help we were delighted to help. It’s certainly one of our most unique and ambitious projects and there’s been plenty of challenges to overcome in managing the sheer quantities of bread needed. We’re really looking forward to the buzz of the record attempt and can’t wait to put that last slice in place.”