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World’s biggest pass the parcel record attempt broken at Chelsea and Westminster

17 June 2011

The world’s biggest pass the parcel arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

The world’s biggest pass the parcel arrived at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital yesterday to mark the 25th anniversary for Make-A-Wish Foundation UK.

The enormous parcel had been travelling all over the UK over the last 10 days, visiting towns and cities including Manchester, Edinburgh, Belfast, Cardiff and London. 25 special wishes have been granted during the tour at 25 different locations, to young people who are fighting life-threatening illnesses and the hospitals that care for them. At each stop, a layer was peeled off by the child or hospital staff to reveal the gift.

The ‘Pass the Parcel’ tour made its final stop at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital where the last of the 25 parcel layers was unwrapped, revealing a special gift—the experience of being a princess for the day that made a wish come true for four year old Lois Ladkin-Brown.

Melanie Guinan (Modern Matron, Paediatric Services) said: “We are so excited to be part of the 25th anniversary celebrations for Make-A-Wish this June and to be involved in the ‘Pass the Parcel’ tour. Make-A-Wish has been a great support to so many children, families and hospitals in the UK over the past quarter of a century and we hope that this will continue for many years to come.”