15th Oct, 2019

All welcome as Rotarians attempt world record at Arrow Valley Park

Ross Crawford 10th Oct, 2019

MAKE tracks for Arrow Valley Park this Sunday, October 13, where a Guinness World Record attempt will be taking place.

Redditch Kingfisher Rotary Club and more than 100 volunteers will be attempting to plant 12,000 crocus bulbs – or corms – in one hour.

The Mass Bulb Planting event will be gathering from 10am with the record attempt between 11am and midday.

Project leader from Redditch Kingfisher Rotary Club Amanda Watkin said: “We have achieved the 100 sign-ups from members of the public to join the planting team and are supported by 35 members of local Rotary clubs to ensure the event is a success on the day.

“It would be amazing to have lots of public supporters come down to cheer the planting team on in their endeavours to plant 12,000 crocus corms in one hour.

“Keep in mind each crocus has to be planting in an individual hole created during the event so that’s one every 15 seconds that has to be planted and covered with soil to ensure it will grow!”

Purple crocuses are a symbol of Rotary Clubs worldwide as they symbolise the purple dye put on those innoculated against polio, one of the causes supported by Rotary International.

Besides the bulb planting there will be lots more going on and all are welcome to come down and watch.

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