Charity run aims to break Guinness World Record for largest human Shamrock


An attempt to break the world record for the largest human Shamrock is taking place in Tynemouth to mark this years celebrations for St Patricks’ Day.

Organisers of the annual event, Moyra’s Green Run, plan to break a Guinness World Record with aims to attract 1000 people to join in on the spectacle on March 19.

The annual event was originally founded by Karen Lee to raise money for charity after her mother, Moyra, was diagnosed with the degenerative disease, progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Since being diagnosed, Moyra has attended St Oswald’s Hospice in Gosforth to receive special palliative treatment, which is provided for both children and adults, needed for her condition.

A day of activities has been planned on Longsands beach to raise funds for both St Oswalds’ Hospice and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust including a fun run, Irish dancing and an Irish football team playing 5-a-side throughout the day.

Natalie Santamera of St Oswald’s Hospice said: “We love a good challenge, and to be involved in a World Record attempt is so exciting.

“We are so pleased that we have been able to support Moyra and her family at the hospice and are extremely grateful that they have chosen to raise funds towards our work in the community.”

As well as events through the day, there will also be an Irish Comedy Night at Crusoe’s restaurant on Longsands beach, the owner of which, has a son who is a sufferer of cystic fibrosis.

Gemma Williamson, of the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, added: “We are looking to get as many of our supporters involved with a hope of raising much needed funds and awareness of our cause!

“We would also like to say a huge thank you on behalf of the Trust and myself to all involved on what’s set to be a great event.”

For more information or to take part and donate to the charities, head to to register.

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