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The BIG Kiss!
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PRESS RELEASE: BIG CHARITY KISS PULLS IN CROWDS
HUNDREDS of people took part in an attempt to blow the world’s biggest kiss on Wednesday in an event hoped to set a new world record for Cornwall.
A crowd of 271 people, wearing any red items they could find, filled the all-weather sports pitch at Cornwall College, Camborne. They were arranged into the shape of a huge pair of lips before simultaneously blowing their kiss to coincide with the fly-past of an aeroplane containing the event’s photographer. The youngest person to take part was Molly Taylor, 2, who was brought along by her mother Julie.
The stunt was organised by Kisses That Count, a new charitable organisation set to launch at a gala event in Falmouth on November 17. Based around a heart-warming website that sends kisses to people via the web, Kisses That Count will, more importantly, distribute funds to needy projects around the world.
It will support a series of specific projects – helping to raise awareness of the plight of people in desperate need and supplying funds directly to them. Funds will be distributed to ten worthy projects ranging from health projects in South Africa, alternative technology projects in Britain and environmental projects worldwide.
The Big Kiss will now be judged by adjudicators at the Guinness Book of World Records who have to decide if the mass effort constitutes a new world record and their judgement is expected in around five weeks. While the longest kiss has been documented, the record book has not previously contained an entry for the biggest blown kiss.
Kisses That Count co-founder Heather Wolsey-Ottaway said: “We were very pleased with the turnout. To have that many people turn up to show their support for what we’re trying to do was really heartening. Our kissing volunteers were very enthusiastic and there was a great sense of fun.
“A large part of the crowd was students and staff of the college. We’d like to thank everybody who took part – they made a tremendous spectacle. We now have to cross our fingers to see if the record books accept our effort!”