Ready steady go for Cleethorpes world record attempt

As Cleethorpes gears up for another busy summer, the NHS Quayside Open Access Centre is calling on residents and visitors in north east Lincolnshire to get their buckets and spades at the ready and help attempt break the Guinness World Record for the most sandcastles built in one hour.

On Saturday 17 July, staff and patients of the centre will be welcoming all who wish to take part in the attempt to break the current record of 520 sandcastles! The event will mark the opening of the annual Seaside Festival on Cleethorpes Beach, next to the well-known Pier 39.

Jane Hickison
Jane Hickinson, acting operations manager at the Quayside Open Access Centre, said: “We will need lots of support from the local community to break this record. It’s a great opportunity for the Quayside Open Access Centre to engage with the community and at the same time raise awareness of our free, walk in when you need us NHS healthcare service. We’re looking forward to the attempt and putting Cleethorpes on the world stage!”

Based next to the Grimsby Telegraph building on Cleethorpe Road, the Quayside Open Access Centre aims to provide a peace of mind resource for anyone who may need to see a GP while on holiday. Open 8.00am to 8.00pm 365 days a year, the centre’s doctors and nurses deliver expert care, providing a walk-in service for any member of the public in the local area this summer.

The current record was set in northern-France on 14th June 2007 and has remained unbeaten ever since.

Well-known brands such as Wilkinsons, which has recently re-launched its 5-star protection sun care range, and Steve Redgrave’s soft drinks brand, Juice Doctor, have also offered their support, providing products on the day to ensure participants remain protected from the sun and stay well hydrated.

The Quayside Open Access Centre is calling on those who wish to take part to register and request a record breakers fact sheet by emailing their contact details and number of participants to There will also be a registration point on the day where passers-by will be able to sign up to take part.