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Hundreds of staff to star-jump for charity world record attempt

Staff at Cash Converters stores across the UK are attempting to break a Guinness World Record to raise money for Dreams Come True, during a fun filled charity week (1st – 6th July).

Employees and customers will be trying to beat the clock with the most star jumps made in one minute. The current record stands at 70 and was achieved in Japan in May last year.

Spurring on the brave contenders will be cuddly mascot Cashie the Cat and representatives from Dreams Come True who will be touring 32 Cash Converters stores from Salisbury to Scarborough over six days.

David Patrick, chief executive of Cash Converters, said: “The current record is going to be a tough one to beat, but we are going to give it our best shot and use it to raise funds for our nominated charity Dreams Come True. As a retailer with stores on every high-street we are able to provide a much needed public platform for the charity, and if we manage to beat the record, that will be the icing on the cake.”

Dreams Come True aims to make the dreams of terminally and seriously ill children come true. Over the six years Cash Converters has supported the charity, staff have raised in excess of £150,000.

Peter Newman, chief executive of Dreams Come True, said: “Since our partnership with Cash Converters in 2007, franchisee and corporate stores across the UK have put in a tremendous amount of effort to raise money for Dreams Come True and we can’t thank them enough for their continued support.

“The money raised has gone to help the dreams come true for over 105 children. The dreams range from meeting pop stars and celebrities to going on a holiday and day trips out. The work we do really makes so much difference to the children and their families. I wish Cash Converters the best of luck with their Charity Week and hope they create a new world record!”

In addition to the world record attempt, staff at Cash Converters stores across the UK will be holding their own charity fundraising events including prize raffles, cake sales, games, fancy dress and even a bush tucker trial, to help with the fundraising effort.