New record but not as Superman!

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SUPERMEN, women and children were out in force on Saturday to attempt to break a world record.

Although 170 people gathered at North Kesteven District Council’s office car park on Eastgate for the bid to break the record for the largest number of people taking part in a simultaneous Superman dance to the song by Black Lace, wearing either a full Superman costume or 1980s dress, it was not enough to set a new record.

After a warm-up by representatives from Arts NK, the dancers braved the cold, damp weather and enthusiastically danced along to the song. Unfortunately, the organisers needed more than 300 to set a new world record.

However, another world best was set on the day, as the organisers sprang a surprise on the dancers when 164 people were able to set the record for the most people playing the ‘pass the sand’ game.

Organisers split the participants into two lines, who were tasked with passing a handful of sand down their line

The event also included discount haircuts by I&T Hair Studio, music by ‘DJ Malc’, a live band, a children’s tattoo stall, refreshments by Jayne’s Pantry and cake stalls.

Proceeds from the day will go to Sleaford LIVES First Responders and organisers hope to have raised over £1,000.

Lorraine Wise, one of the organisers, said: “We had a fantastic day and there were a lot more people there than we had expected. It was great to see people enjoying themselves.”