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Guinness World Record Official Attempt - Paper Planes 

This year, you have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to break a Guinness World Record and help children with cancer!

14th October 2018, 11am, Parker's Piece, Cambridge


Do something remarkable for an inspiring cause and be part of a day you will remember forever!

You and thousands of other participants, including many children and parents, will gather on the 14th of October and attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people folding recycled paper planes simultaneously.

You will then witness the moment when at least 12,000 recycledpaper planes will fly simultaneously. And all on your doorstep in the centre of Cambridge! 

By participating, you will also be helping us raise funds for a life-changing aeroplane.

The specially-equipped aeroplane will help children with cancer (or other serious conditions) to get access to treatment, to reunite with their families or to take them to the places of their dreams. And you can even have your name painted on the aeroplane!

Why are we attempting to break a Guiness World Record?

At our charity, all our work and campaigns are positive and inspiring. You will never find us making cash street collections, cold calls, door to door campaigns or even using distressing photos or videos. The Guinness Official Attempt is a positive way to bring the community together to help offer life-changing solutions for many sick children and their families. 

We are currently fundraising to acquire a specially-equipped aeroplane to support the transport of children with cancer and their families. You can learn more about it here. We hope that the Guinness World Record Official Attempt will help us achieve this important milestone.


Do something remarkable for an inspiring cause and be part of a day you will remember forever!

Register now! The number of participants is limited.

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A mind-blowing event for schools and families.

A wonderful opportunity for your school to become involved in an exciting and unique event.

We want to help everyone who participates in the event to understand why exceptional transport is needed for seriously ill children. Therefore, we’re offering a 30/40-minute workshop to local Cambridge schools. This exciting workshop teaches the pupils how to fold a good recycled paper plane as fast as they can. On top of this practical preparation for our event, we include a fun and accessible presentation about our work: explaining the need for humanitarian transport, what we do to provide it, and what the pupils can do to help. 

This is a wonderful opportunity for your school to become involved in an exciting and unique event, in which children can have fun, be part of achieving a world record, and help provide transport for children with cancer. We want pupils at your school to feel involved in the project, and understand how their involvement has made a real difference to children who are, in many ways, just like them.


To arrange a workshop in your school, drop me an email at, or get in touch over the phone on 01223 653 133.


Already a registered participant? Let's get ready! 

In preparation for the event, you can join us in several free 15-minute workshops, watch our preparation videos, follow the updates on social media and fundraise to help transport children with serious conditions. 


As a participant in the Guinness World Record Official Attempt, you will have the option to create a fundraising page. This would help you to fundraise an amount of your choice for the programme "Fly Through Cancer" that aims to operate a life-changing aeroplane to fly children with cancer and their families to get access to treatment, to reunite their families or to take them to the places of their dreams.

If you fundraise £100 or more for Fly Through Cancer, your name will be painted on the fuselage of our specially-equipped aeroplane as soon as we raise enough money to buy it. This will demonstrate that you are helping so many people in the U.K. and around the world. No matter what region or country the aeroplane is flying to, your name will go with us.

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On the 14th October 2018, you'll be taking part in an official attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the most people making recycled paper aeroplanes simultaneously in a single place. Under the rules, each participant will need to fold at least three paper planes within 15 minutes. 

Folding a paper plane isn't rocket science but don't forget that you'll be folding a particular model of plane provide by us and you will be doing it standing.  If 10% of the participants don't get the three paper planes done within 15 minutes, we won't break the record. So, it is important to practice!

Over the next few months, we will be running street workshops all over Cambridge. You can pop in, fold a few paper planes with us and get ready for the big day! If you can't come, don't worry. Please start with this video below and check your email for more videos and tips. You can also follow us on Facebook for additional updates. 


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This is the recycled paper plane we will be using to attempt to break the World Record. The model is pre-approved by the Guinness World Record and will be given to you upon your arrival to the event.  

If you want to receive at home a few copies of the paper plane we will use, please email us with your name and address at or call 01223 653 133.

Alternatively, you can download the template here. You need to print it double-sided and if possible, with a borderless printer. 

Do you have any questions?

Our team is here to help. Contact us via Facebook Chat available on this page, by email at or give us a call at 01223 653 133. If you want to meet us in person, we can arrange a chat in our offices at 20 Station Road, Cambridge.

Presentation Video

How to fold our recycled paper plane

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