LoveBradford event – Thursday, 15 September

Join us for a world record breaking attempt, connecting people from across the Bradford district in a celebration of our friendly, diverse and extraordinary district.

Council staff are working with schools, communities, local businesses, other organisations and people across the Bradford District to attempt to beat a world record and raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal.

The #LoveBradford event is on Thursday, 15 September in City Park, Bradford.

  • Pulse 1 Radio will be at City Park from 11am and other entertainment starts at 12 noon.
  • Official registration starts at 12 noon and you are advised to be in City Park by 12.30pm to be sure of your place in the chain!
  • The world record attempt will happen at 1pm and entertainment will continue till around 2pm.

Everyone is welcome. Schools must register via either the schools registration pages. For other people, it is not essential that you sign up in advance – but if you do sign up it helps us ensure the smooth running of the event.

Everyone who takes part is also encouraged to make a donation or raise sponsorship for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which this year is supporting the charity Young Minds, ‘the voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing’.

The world record attempt is to create the ‘Longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures’. People must cross their arms and connect with the people next to them to make the popular heart-shape gesture with their hands. Watch this video to see how the chain will be formed. We will need to maintain the chain for one minute to secure the world record – so no fidgeting!

We need around 2,300 people - or more - to beat the previous world record. Our interconnected chain of people will celebrate Bradford’s amazing energy and enterprising spirit, bringing people of all ages and backgrounds together, raising positive aspirations and showing how proud we are of the Bradford District.

Our world record attempt promises to be a visual treat as well as great fun and an uplifting experience for all involved. The event also coincides with the World Curry Festival - an event that brings people from all backgrounds together to celebrate their love of food, culture and entertainment.

How can you get involved?

Get involved on social media with the #LoveBradford hashtag

We are using the hashtag #LoveBradford and encouraging people to get involved on social media. You could:

  • Tweet about why you love Bradford District
  • Share a picture of somewhere you love in Bradford on Instagram or Twitter
  • Take a selfie or do a video clip with friends making a ‘heart shape’  with your hands and share this online
  • Join the Facebook event if you are taking part. Add your Love Bradford photos or videos to the event.
  • Whatever you do, please remember to include the #LoveBradford hashtag!

Get involved in the event

Schools

  • We are approaching schools directly but also welcome requests to participate from Bradford District schools. More detailed information is on Bradford Schools Online.
  • Parents and carers, please approach your child’s school in the first instance.
  • Participating schools must complete the online registration form.
  • For more details please contact BradfordWRA@bradford.gov.uk and include ‘schools’ in your subject field.

Businesses and partner organisations

  • We are approaching businesses directly both to seek sponsorship and to offer the opportunity for some of your staff to take part in the world record attempt. We are also working with public sector partners in various ways.
  • Individuals from these organisations who wish to take part in the world record attempt must register on the Eventbrite site.
  • For more information please contact BradfordWRA@bradford.gov.uk and include ‘business’ or ‘partnership’ in your subject field.

District residents and other members of the public

We welcome requests from people of all ages to take part in the world record attempt.

  • We request that children who attend school get involved through their school.
  • Anyone else under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Your child will be your responsibility at the event.
  • Please register on the Eventbrite site.
  • For more information please contact BradfordWRA@bradford.gov.uk and include ‘resident’ in your subject field.

Help raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal

If you are taking part please also help raise money for the Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which this year is supporting the charity Young Minds, ‘the voice for young people’s mental health and wellbeing’.

Please click on the link below to make your donation. Any amount, no matter how large or small, will help. Thanks!

#LoveBradford's fundraising site (Local Giving)

Sponsors and partners

A big thank you to our sponsors and partners.

World Curry Festival

Bradford's Healthy Hearts

Veri Peri

The Broadway Bradford

Provident

Virgin Media

 

My Lahore

 

Forster Place

Apparel Branding

Pulse Radio

Kolorco Printers

Exa Networks