Fancy being part of the new world record for the largest number of people to perform “Rock the Boat”. An attempt will take place on Salthill Prom on Saturday 28th April 2012. The event is organised by Ability West who are celebrating 50 years of providing services and supports to children and adults with an intellectual disability.
Sports broadcaster Ollie Turner with Gerard and Mathew Forde, Suin O Rourke , Laura Murray, James O Connell, Paddy Kenny and Fundraising Manager Cathal Ryan. Photo: Andrew Downes
Cathal Ryan Fundraising Manager with Ability West is calling on everyone who is in Galway on Saturday 28th April to join the staff and service users of Ability West in the world record breaking attempt. There is no registration fee; instead participants are encouraged to give a donation on the day.
According to the Guinness Book of Records rules, participants must perform the dance routine simultaneously at a single venue for five minutes to the music of the 1974 Hues Corporation hit ‘Rock the Boat’.
“The previous record stands at 1428 and to break that we need at least 1429 participants,” says Cathal. “The prom is a fantastic location and we are hoping to have a long line of people stretching along the prom facing in one direction as they perform the dance.”
The world record breaking attempt will be broadcast live on Galway Bay FM from the Baycaster which will be on the Prom for the event.
Breda Crehan Roche CEO of Ability West is encouraging the people of Galway to join in the fun and support the world record attempt.
“I’d like to extend an invitation to everybody who is in Galway for the weekend to join us on the promenade as we attempt to break the world record. As we celebrate 50 years of providing services and supports to children and adults with an intellectual disability, we are hoping that this event will help to increase awareness of Ability West and intellectual disability.”
For more information please contact Cathal Ryan on 087 6820265 or log on to www.abilitywest.ie