March 5, 2019
Last year, we were contacted by Ian Farr a PhD student at the University of Kent who wanted help to attempt to break the world record for the largest amount of folded paper hearts to raise awareness and funds for the Molly McLaren Foundation
and Cardiac Risk in the Young.
The project bought together local community centres, students and over 40 organisations across Kent and with 11 months of solid volunteer hard work, the world record of a collection of 50,000 handmade origami hearts has not only been surpassed but now stands at a whopping 53704!
The origami boards – arranged in the shape of an anatomical heart – were showcased at the Chatham Historic Dockyard in Medway.
We feel honored to have been a small part of this huge achievement and we congratulate all of those involved in raising awareness of these important causes. For more information and the Kent Online news story click here.
The display was built to resemble the four chambers of the heart Picture: Katie Nelson