World Record Attempt at NFOL 2011

The Camping and Caravanning Club will be celebrating its prestigious annual camping rally, the National Feast of Lanterns 2011 (NFOL), with a Guinness World Record attempt!

Campers from across the country will join together to attempt to set a new World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Robin Hood!

The current World Record was set at Castle Green in Nottingham, in 2008 and stands at 1,119 Robins.

The record attempt will form part of the Club’s national rally which will be held at Newark Showground in the Central Counties Region from Thursday, August 25 to Monday, August 29.

The rally will celebrate the country’s history and traditions with a ‘Best of British’ theme.

Free entertainment will run throughout the weekend with live shows, bands, parlour games and even a ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ competition.

Children will also love building sandcastles on the NFOL purpose built seaside playground – complete with real sand!

Cath Henson, Chair of the NFOL 2011 Organising Committee has been working hard, together with her team, to deliver a showpiece event and she said: “We’re delighted by the brilliant response from Club members and we’re positive it’s going to be an event to remember.

“This year, we have really focused on the traditional elements of the NFOL and have organised a spectacular lighting up show and a torch-lit parade for all campers to enjoy.

“So sit back, light up your unit and enjoy the entertainment.”

The Club’s Director General, Robert Louden, is also looking forward to the event and added: “The Central Counties Region has done such a fantastic job of organising what is such a highly anticipated event in the camping and caravanning calendar.”

The rally will be officially opened by Club President David Bellamy at 6.30pm on the Arena stage on Friday, August 26.

The rally is only open to Camping and Caravanning Club members.

For more information, please visit: www.nfol2011.co.uk or http://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/newsandevents/national-feast-of-lanterns

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Editorial Notes:

  1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 110-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 109 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with the Forestry Commission, now runs and manages a further 20 Forest Holidays Caravan & Camping Touring Sites.
  2. www.realrichness.co.uk was launched on Monday, April 18, 2011.
  3. www.newtocamping.co.uk incorporates all forms of outdoor holidays.
  4. National awards include:
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Gold Winner – New to Camping (not-for-profit)
  • Midlands CIPR PRide Awards 2010 Silver Winner – New to Camping (consumer relations)
  • Loo of the Year 2010 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Skye Club Site (Scotland)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Delamere Forest Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Corfe Castle Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Oban Club Site (Gold)
  • David Bellamy Conservation Award 2011 – Chipping Norton (Silver)
  • Which Motorhome Sites of the Year 2011- Dunbar Club Site
  • Practical Motorhome 2010 Top 50 Sites Regional Winner – Hereford Club Site
  • Caravan/Motor Caravan 2010 Top 101 Sites Winner – Sandringham Club Site
  • AA Campsite of the Year Heart of England 2010 – Teversal Club Site
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly Facilities Overall Trophy Winner
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Category National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Family Friendly National Award Winner (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - Individual Attendant Team National Award Winner (Glencoe Club Site – Scotland)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - ‘Champions League’ – Standards of Excellence
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Teversal Club Site (England)
  • Loo of the Year 2009 - National Category Award Winner (Holiday Parks) – Dunbar Club Site (Scotland)

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