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St Oswald's Set To ‘Go Pyjamas’ For World Record Fundraiser

Supporters of St Oswald's will be sporting their best onesies on Sunday 27th August as an award-winning North East holiday park throws open its doors for a world record fundraiser to support the Hospice. 

Golden Sands Holiday Park on Beach Road in Cresswell, has set its sights on not only smashing the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people in one venue wearing one-piece pyjamas, but on raising much needed funds for St Oswald's.

The park is calling for onesie fans to come together at the beach front holiday park on Bank Holiday Sunday, when the world record attempt will be staged at 12 noon.

And with would-be record breakers being asked to make a £1 donation to take part, it is hoped thousands of pounds will be headed St Oswald’s way.

The current record for the largest gathering of people at one venue wearing one-piece pyjamas – or onesies as they are more commonly called here in the UK – stands at 1,879, and was set in China in October 2015.

Family owned and run Northumbrian Leisure Ltd, which owns Golden Sands and three other holiday parks across the region, hopes the public will get behind its charity inspired bid to wrest the record title away from the Far East and bring it to the North East.

Owner Nigel Thompson said:

The people of the North East are renowned for their generosity, regional pride and sense of fun, so what better way to raise money for a brilliant cause while having a great family day out, than by being part of our attempt to bring this world onesie record to Northumberland? We are confident we can give our Chinese record-holding friends a run for their money – while at the same time raising it.

Nigel continued:

St Oswald’s Hospice is a charity close to many people’s hearts for the work it does in providing specialist care for North East adults, young people and children suffering from incurable conditions. But it needs to raise a staggering amount every year to continue ensuring its vital services are available to all. The more onesie wearing people of all ages we can get along to Golden Sands on August 27, the more money we can raise for St Oswald’s in this, its 30th birthday year, and the bigger the margin we can break the Guinness World Record by, ensuring it stays in the North East for many years to come. So sign-up for the all-important registration from 10am onwards, give your £1 donation to St Oswald’s, and get ready to make history and enter the record books at midday.

Danielle Callender, Fundraiser at St Oswald's, said:

The team at St Oswald’s can’t wait for what we think will be a fantastic and exciting fundraising event! We’re delighted to have the support of Northumbrian Leisure Ltd and we’re currently all tracking down our onesies! St Oswald’s has to raise £7 million each year to keep our doors open and to continue to provide high quality care to our patients and their families. That’s why fundraising events such as this are massively important to St Oswald’s. We can’t wait to be part of a World Record Attempt and are looking forward to seeing everyone there on the day!

The world record attempt is part of a bigger free Bank Holiday Sunday fun day at the Visit England five-star rated Golden Sands Holiday Park, which will include live music from The Pretty Weeds, darevdevil feats from top stuntsman, Dangerous Steve, face painting, children’s rides, refreshments, and more.

The Golden Sands Holiday Park Bank Holiday Sunday Open Day on August 27 will run from 10am onwards at Beach Road, Cresswell, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 5LF. Tel: 01670 860256.


  • People wanting to take part in the Guinness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of people wearing one-piece pyjamas at a single venue, must bring their onesies with them and register and pay their £1 donation from 10am onwards. The record attempt will take place at 12noon.