Kirriemuir Relay for Life Peter Pans fly high into the record books

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Kirriemuir Relay for Life organisers look set for a fairytale flourish to this year’s event after Peter Pans poured in for a world record attempt.

The novel idea of challenging the benchmark for the greatest gathering of Peter Pans –  set in Seffner, Florida on October 30 2015 by 289 people – was dreamt up as part of the 2017 Cancer Research UK fundraiser held every two years in the Angus town, the birthplace of the famous storybook character’s creator, Sir J M Barrie.

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Captain Hook Keith Hopkins marshalls the Peter Pans

The Kirrie Relay has generated huge sums for the charity and, subject to Guinness confirmation, the wee red town’s place in the famous world record book looks assured after more than 500 green tights-wearing, sword-wielding Peters poured into the centre of the relay arena on Saturday afternoon.

Rhona Guild of the Relay committee said: “It has really been a fantastic thing to see and we really hope this record will be ratified so we can bring it home to Kirrie where it belongs.”

Full coverage of the record and the Kirriemuir Relay for Life in Monday’s Courier.

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