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Challenge12 - Guinness World Records Longest Blanket Fort Attempt

Fundraising for Starlight Children's Foundation

203 %
raised of £1,500 target
by 3 supporters

Starlight Children's Foundation

Starlight Children's Foundation works to brighten the lives of seriously ill children by granting their wishes and providing entertainment in hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

Charity Registration No. 296058



World’s Largest Blanket Fort - 27th June 2015


Blanket forts are amazing! FACT!


However, let’s pretend you don’t know what they are! Simply put, a blanket fort is a basic framework covered in blankets, the likes of which children the world over will have made and still make today. In other words, it’s an awesome den that you build with friends


On the 27th June 2015, Challenge12 (as our first challenge of the year) will be taking on this amazing and ridiculous challenge. The rules are simple! Make a 250m² blanket fort (though we are totally going to smash this distance).


Thanks to assistance from the AMAZING Benchmark Scaffolding and Mace Group and are hosting this at the North London Collegiate School as part of their Summer Fete, with the students helping as part of Challenge12Ed

But what’s the reason we are doing this? To raise money for the Starlight Children’s Foundation!


“Starlight is a children’s charity which has a massive impact on the lives of seriously and terminally ill children and their families throughout the UK. We are the only children’s charity delivering services into every children’s ward in hospitals and hospices throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. This year we will help over 500,000 poorly children.

We are there for these families in their time of need, lifting children’s spirits in hospitals, making dreams come true, strengthening family bonds and creating happy memories for everyone to share and cherish, whatever the future holds.

We know that happy children respond better to treatment and each year we help over half a million children to forget about being sick or stuck in hospital and simply have some fun”

The Starlight charity is one of the most worthy charities that Challenge12 has ever supported and we are proud to be doing this challenge.


Thank you to everyone who has helped us create the blanket fort! Whether we successfully get the record or not is not important! It’s creating a fun and awesome day to inspire students (and adults) alike!!!!



Challenge12 is a community based fundraising network, set up by friends, encouraging anyone from the public to get together, challenge themselves snd raise money for charity by doing any combination of our 12 selected challenges for one of our selected charities. Do just one, a couple or even all 12! You can even do your own thing if you want! 

We're now in our fourth year of challenges and have to date raised over £90,000 with a fourth year target of £40,000. 

Also continuing from its first pilot year is C12Ed, the educational arm of Challenge12, delivering workshops to schools around the UK promoting the ideals of community and responsibility and that everyone can make a difference.



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