Charity fund raisers in Bolton, Lancashire, are appealing for more volunteers to help them in a world record breaking stunt this weekend.
Steve Clegg is organising a “Thrillerthon” at Bolton’s Hayward Leisure Centre. The event will be part of a global attempt to get the biggest ever synchronised performance of Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller dance routine.
Thrill The World 2008 hopes to achieve the largest worldwide simultaneous dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” ever recorded. The annual event began in 2006 when Canadian dance instructor Ines Markeljevic got the first world record of 62 zombies performing the “Largest Thriller Dance” in one location. In 2007 Thrill The World then set the record for “Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance” when 1,722 people in 52 cities on 5 continents danced Thriller at exactly the same time. And this year the organisers hope to smash that record.
This year’s event will be held on Saturday 25th October, and people in the North of England are being asked to help by registering at Thrill The World ~ Bolton and volunteering their services for the night.
Steve Clegg told us: “It’s not too late to join in — we are looking to get as many people as possible involved.
“They don’t have to be able to dance and you can learn the routine in a couple of hours using the internet.
“I’d urge people to just go for it and get involved, it’s something so different and will be fantastic fun.”
The Bolton event hope to raise money for Cancer Research UK.