Haringey set to enter record books for world's longest conga line on ice (From Haringey Independent)
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Haringey set to enter record books for world's longest conga line on ice
Charity fundraisers are hoping that Haringey may now hold the Guinness World Record for the largest conga line on ice.
A total of 274 people skated around Alexandra Palace Ice Rink on Saturday – beating the previous record of 260 students set last year in America.
The record attempt is expected to be verified in the coming weeks once photos, videos and witness statements have been checked.
The wacky record raised more than £1,700 for the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation – a charity set up after 17-year-old Alexandra died from cancer exactly two years ago.
The teenager’s mother, Lindsey Wylie, said: "The amount of support and energy we receive continues to amaze us.
“When it was announced over the PA system that the first head count had fallen short of the required 260 participants, so many people came forward offering to put on skates and join the line including the DJ, the crêpe maker’s girlfriend who was helping man his stall, and some of the Ally Pally staff. The atmosphere was incredible."
The charity works in partnership with charity Camila Batmanghelidjh's Kids Company to help children realise their aspirations through extracurricular activities.
Molly Lipson, one of the Alexandra's close friends, said: "We miss Allie more and more every day but were determined not to sit around being sad but to do something positive.
"This was an amazing evening which far exceeded all of our expectations."