Enjoy record-breaking fun with the Big Flip

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FLIPPING ’eck – do you fancy being a record holder?

Sheffield University is calling on city folk to get out their frying pans and bid to bag a Guinness World Record.

Students, staff, graduates and local residents will all come together to try to break the world record for the most people flipping a pancake simultaneously for 30 seconds on Wednesday, February 15, at 1.30pm. The current record stands at 405.

Organisers of The Big Flip hope to smash the record – but need the people of Sheffield to get involved.

Project manager David McKown said: “We’d love as many people as possible from across the city to take part. We want this to be a real city effort and are calling on everyone to come along, have a bit of fun, and help get Sheffield in the Guinness Book of Records.

“The Big Flip takes place in half-term week and we’re sure this will be a fun day out for all the family.”

Participants must register in advance at www.sheffield.ac.uk/acs/worldrecord – and on the day, they will be supplied with a pan and a pancake.

There will also be a pancake race, a pancake party and a pancake eating competition, as well as free soup for all those who take part.

Donations will be collected on the day and presented to Asperger’s Children and Carer’s Together, Project Buzz and Paces Sheffield – three local charities picked by students living in university accommodation.