Home in bid for record

Residents and staff at Scarbrough Court take part in a Guinness World Record for the largest tea party.

Residents and staff at Scarbrough Court take part in a Guinness World Record for the largest tea party.

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Staff and residents at a Cramlington care home took part in a world record attempt.

RMBI care home Scarbrough Court was one of a number of venues included in the attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the largest multi-site tea party.

More than 70 residents and staff took part in the event, in which a total of 12 RMBI Homes in England and Wales participated.

Samantha Buxton, home manager, said: “Residents at Scarbrough Court enjoy a good tea party and so we were really excited when we were asked to be involved in this record breaking attempt.

“It has been a great way to bring people together by taking part in a fun activity at exactly the same time, and feel part of something bigger.”

“It has been a memorable occasion for both residents and staff.”

The event was organised by WhiteOaks, part of the Compass Group, the Home’s catering company, which presented the challenge to its partners to help break the record.

A minimum of 25 participants had to take part at each site with two independent adjudicators to witness the start time and number of people present.

The current record is held by the Yorkshire Building Society, involving 667 colleagues across six locations in the UK.