Updated: Oct 6, 2020
On 23rd July 2018 a Birmingham based youth and community organisation found its way into the record books with a fundraising bounce-athon!
The Stonehouse Gang has been supporting South West Birmingham’s young people for 80 years!
It provides clubs and opportunities for young people, as well as catering to older residents and new mums, at its base on the border of Selly Oak and Weoley Castle.
The organisation also owns a residential adventure centre in Wales.
Fully self-funded, the Stonehouse Gang regularly hold fundraising events and to celebrate the 80 year anniversary, it was decided that they would try and get into the Guinness Book of World Records!
It was decided to go for Longest Marathon on a Bouncy Castle (Team).
Eight club members and volunteers did the jumping, in two hour shifts, supported by a team of volunteers. There were also volunteers as independent witnesses.
The team of bouncers smashed the previous record of 48 hours, 48 minutes, 48 seconds with a marathon 50 hour bounce, raising a massive £1,900!
Supporters celebrate the completion of the 50 hour Bounce-athon and the Stonehouse Gang’s entry into the Guinness Book of World Records!