To celebrate the opening of the NEW Christie radiotheray Centre in Oldham, we are hoping to break the Guinness Book of Records longest-ever hug!

The Guinness Book of Records stands at 24 hours and one minute, and Oldham will host the next attempt to beat it.

Masterminded by the people behind the Christie at Oldham appeal, if successful the record will be broken next Tuesday (March 9) during the Oldham Athletic v Leyton Orient match at Boundary Park.

Our two pairs of hugging volunteers will hug throughout the night under the eye of a succession of timekeepers and adjudicators, and make their way to Boundary Park, still clasping each other, to break the record in front of thousands of football supporters at half time.

We need your support to help our hugging volunteers break the record - please sponsor them now

The recordbreaking attempt is being made to herald the countdown to Oldham’s new £17 million radiotherapy unit opening to patients. The hug record, if broken, will take place seven days before the first patient is treated at the Christie centre, at the Royal Oldham Hospital.

For further information about the World Record Hug visit

To find out more about the radiotherapy centre at Oldham visit 

Thank you for your support!


Raising money for

The Christie

The Christie

Charity Registration No. 1049751

The Christie charity provides enhanced services over and above what the NHS funds for more than 40,000 cancer patients treated at The Christie every year. Your support can help us to fund life-changing and potentially life-saving projects that will benefit cancer patients both now and in the future.

Donations 2

Good luck with the world record attempt!

Donation by Matthew Hawken on 08/03/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

GO huggers Go - do it for the New Patient Treatment centre

Donation by Amanda Borg on 03/03/10


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£10.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£10.00
  • Gift Aid£2.82

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