How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day? Sweets? Chocolates? Flowers purchased hastily from the local supermarket? One charity has been busy cutting out thousands of paper hearts in preparation for the day.
With the help of almost 18,000 supporters, the charity stole the title for the longest chain of paper hearts. With the help of volunteers, they charity created a chain of 17,939, surpassing boozy giant Moët’s record of 11,288. The new chain measures almost 1.5 miles long, the equivalent to 25 standard football pitches.
Through their 720 charity shops across the country, they asked supporters to write messages of love and support for people battling heart disease, their family and friends and in memory of those who have lost their lives to heart problems.