Can you waddle like a penguin waddles? Join world-record bid tonight by Tower Bridge

PUBLISHED: 04:00 12 November 2015

Previous world record Penguine Waddle by humans set by Richard House hospice supporters

Previous world record Penguine Waddle by humans set by Richard House hospice supporters

Richard House

Volunteers are turning up in their hundreds by Tower Bridge tonight for a world record breaking attempt at penguin waddling!

They aim to raise funds for east London’s Richard House children’s hospice at Beckton and defend the charity’s Guinness World Record title for the ‘largest gathering of people dressed as penguins’.

The attempt starts 6pm at The Scoop at More London, the public open space next to City Hall, opposite the Tower of London, for £25 donation to borrow a penguin outfit to take part in a one-and-a-half mile waddle.

Organisers from the hospice are expecting 600 wellwishers which will bust their own world record set last year when 373 people (pictured above) raised £30,000 dressed as penguins.

“But we don’t want to stop there,” hospice fundraiser Emma Evans is urging. “Our title has been threatened, so we need as many people as we can to join us.”

Those who can get together “a colony of 10 or more” are to be crowned ‘Emperor’ penguins.

It is not too late to register at Richard House online or contact Emma on 020-7540 0228. Tube: London Bridge or Tower Hill.

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