Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Titanic Effort for Charity by Weightlifters ; ?Team Aim to Hoist Equivalent of Ship's Hull

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Titanic Effort for Charity by Weightlifters ; ?Team Aim to Hoist Equivalent of Ship's Hull

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SOME of the strongest people from across the UK will attempt to set a world record for lifting the weight of the Titanic.

Scott Britton, 28, from Eccles, is spearheading the effort to set a Guinness world record for the 'most weight lifted by a group of people in a day' while raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support. He is aiming for 24,360 tonnes - the same weight as the Titanic's hull.

He was inspired to raise money after a member of his girlfriend's family passed away over Christmas.

"I wanted to do something a bit big ... rather than raising a couple of pounds," he said.

"The vast majority of people affected by cancer have received help from Macmillan, people speak really highly about them."

"Many people have been affected by cancer and this is to raise money to help those who help," Mr Britton said.

The fundraiser will take place at the Olympic Gym, in Eccles, on April 16 and Mr Britton is hoping for 120-200 people to get involved.

In order to lift the total weight of 24,360 tonnes up to 200 people will lift varying weights - each person will have to complete at least 10 dead lifts - where they life a barbell from the ground up to their waist. …

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