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World’s biggest pass-the-parcel being wrapped in New Zealand

Oct 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Front Page Layout, Latest News, News


MOVEMBER.COM GIFTS: Ryan Clare (Left) and Scott Arnold (Right) with prizes from

MOVEMBER.COM GIFTS: Ryan Clare (Left) and Scott Arnold (Right) with prizes from

The world’s biggest pass-the-parcel will be attempted in New Zealand in November to raise awareness for men’s health.

The Movember team, ‘Growing Momentum’ are attempting to crack the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest pass-the-parcel.

The United Kingdom Make a wish foundation currently hold the record with a parcel more than six feet high (183cm), 8 feet wide (244cm) and 10 feet in length (300cm).

The team was founded by two Wellington students and have started a campaign on where they are accepting donations for their world record attempt.

One of the co-captains of the team, Ryan Clare said the team will raise money on the website to fund the building and distributing of the record parcel.

“Our idea is to have the biggest ‘‘ team in New Zealand and break the record for the world’s biggest pass-the-parcel,” he said.

They are currently the second biggest team with 65 members raising money for men’s health.

“We will use this as a vehicle to gain an audience and help Movember celebrate its eleventh birthday while raising awareness for men’s health.”

The fundraiser is ultimately looking to raise awareness for men’s health while attempting to break a Guinness World Record along the way.

The idea for men’s health was motivated when the students came to realise a friend was struggling with mental health.

“He is a good mate and he became addicted to legal highs which led to depression,” said Ryan.

“The information on the website led us to understand what he was going through and how we could help by just being an open ear.”

“I can happily say that he quit the legal highs just two days after we talked to him.”

Ryan said that after understanding what their mate was going through and how they could change his life, they knew that they needed to raise more awareness for men’s health.

“Personally we think that being part of a Guinness World Record is a pretty big deal and this is an idea that will benefit all those involved, from sponsors to major prizewinners.”

“It’s a chance for local businesses to back a worthy initiative and help change the face of men’s health, while also supporting two students achieve their goal.”

The idea relies on local people and businesses like Kilbirnie Pak n Save (see Facebook post below) getting in behind the campaign by donating on the website or donating gifts for the parcel.

“We envision people all over New Zealand donating to enable us to build the parcel to a new record size,” said Ryan.

The parcel will be opened and passed on by Movember participants and those that are nominated as having a rough time with men’s health by friends or family.

Ryan has said he will commit to getting a Movember logo tattoo if the fundraising goal is achieved.

The pass-the-parcel attempt will take place at the end of November or when the fundraiser has reached their goal.



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is a Whitireia journalism student with a strong interest in sports writing. Jesse covers the Te Aro area. He has a BA in Development Studies.
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  1. Great story Jesse .Good luck to Ryan and Scott with your world record attempt and congratulations with your endeverours in raising awareness for mens health.Awesome .

  2. Great insightful read this. why hasn’t this guy been offered a permanent spot at the herald yet?

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