A WIRRAL charity will be taking part in a Guinness World Record attempt on World Autism Awareness Day.
Autism Together staff will attempt to beat the record to bounce more than five times the height of Mount Everest at The Drill gym in Birkenhead on Sunday April 2.
They plan to bounce a total height of 49km at an average of 46 bounces per minute meaning they’ll bounce 69,000 times before the record attempt ends at 1pm on Monday April 3.
The current record stands at 24 hours now the team of eight staff members from the charity plan to bounce for 25.
Assessors will then scrutinise the record attempt ensuring all rules have been adhered to and then will announce whether the record has been broken.
Bounceathon organiser Emma Crabb said: “Every day I provide people with autism the opportunity to develop their skills and I watch them achieve amazing things.
“They always persevere.
“When this challenge was mentioned, the first thought in my head was ‘challenge accepted’.
“The people I support will be my role model on the day.”
In 2014 a grant of more than £180,000 from Sport England’s Inclusive Fund enabled the charity to set up a trampolining scheme for people on the autism spectrum.
Based at a gym in Birkenhead the scheme has since enabled 70 adults each week the chance to have fun and keep fit by bouncing.
Fundraising manager Lindsay Tilston-Jones said: “There are so many ways community members can take part and help us raise money on this special day.
“There’s a sponsored walk in Birkenhead park, a 60s music night and a special screening of film Beauty and the Beast at the Light cinema in New Brighton.
For more information visit www.autismtogether.co.uk and to support the bouncing team text BOUN25 £5 to 70070 or visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bounceathon25