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Send a text and create a new world record in aid of cancer charities

18 Oct 2012

The Guy Francis Bone Cancer Research Fund is teaming up with Guinness World Records to create an entirely new record for “the most money raised for charity through SMS texting in 24 hours”.

They are hoping to encourage as many people as possible to send an SMS text on 23-24 October and raise money for the fund. Through Teenage Cancer Trust, Sarcoma UK and the Bone Cancer Research Trust, all money raised will be distributed to suitable bone cancer research projects and projects concerning the interests of teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Teenage Cancer Trust supports a large research programme that is held at The University of Manchester by the only Professor of Teenage and Young Adult cancer medicine, Professor John Radford. The University can potentially apply for funds raised by the initiative to further sarcoma research.

The attempt will start at 2pm on Tuesday 23 October and run for 24 hours until 1pm plus 59 secs on Wednesday 24 October.

You can become a Record Maker on the day by just texting in the word 'BONE' to 70444. The text defaults to a £3 donation but you can alter this to £1.50, £5 or £10. All donations will be automatically acknowledged so you will know that you have been included in the Official Attempt.