102 Britons grin and bare it for charity

Cancer research

102 Britons grin and bare it for charity

  Thrill-seekers ride naked on the Green Scream rollercoaster at Southend pleasure park, England, on Sunday. APThe 102 Britons took on the sharp swerves and loops of the ride to raise £22,000 for breast cancer research.

The rollercoaster ran three times to cater for the bumper crowd. The world record was set at the Green Scream Rollercoaster at Southend-on-Sea, Essex. They beat the previous record by 70 riders.

“We wanted to raise as much money as possible for this brilliant charity and give everybody who was brave enough, the chance to be part of the world record. Consequently, we had to run the Naked Rollercoaster three times,” The Sun on Monday quoted organiser Tracy Jones as saying.

The previous record was set in 2004 when 32 people rode on the rollercoaster at Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

The latest ride generated funds for Southend Hospital Charitable Foundation’s Bosom Pals Appeal.

Senior fundraising manager at Bosom Pals, Barbary Warner, said: “It takes a lot of nerve to take off all your clothes in front of 102 complete strangers, plus the world’s media. So we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who was brave enough to bare all and raise such a huge amount of cash more than £22,000 for our vitally important cause.”

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