Aged Care Residents Break Australian Pom-Pom Record

on the Friday, October 19, 2018

Residents of Lifeview Argyle Court have broken the Australian Record for the longest line of pompoms.

The Chelsea aged care home originally attempted to make 7,777 pom-poms, with the belief that the number seven is a lucky number. However, the residents didn’t want to take any chances and with tremendous hard work, have reached their ultimate goal of hand making 10,000 fluffy pompoms.

The official count took place yesterday at the Chelsea Town Hall, with Argyle Court residents and staff in attendance along with Lifeview Director Peter Reilly and CEO Madeline Gall. Local Member for Mordialloc Tim Richardson MP was also in attendance. Tim has been closely following the residents ‘progress and wanted to lend a helping hand in preparation for the count.

Official TABOR (The Australian Book of Records) adjudicators carried out the count and once confirmed, presented the residents with their certificate of achievement. Lifeview Director Peter Reilly proudly presented the residents with a trophy and a medal each to congratulate them on their accomplishment and efforts.

Lifeview CEO Madeline Gall says, “It’s a wonderful achievement and the residents should be very proud of themselves.”

“Art and craft activities, like this one are a great way for all residents and staff to get involved and have a common goal. They have worked extremely hard so it’s very rewarding to see that their hard work has paid off” she added.

The previous Australian Record for the line of pom-poms was held by the Australian Country Spinners in the Victorian country town of Wangaratta. The record was achieved in August 2013 when they laid out 6,977 woolen hand-made pom-poms, which stretched 178.6m or 585.9 ft.

The new Australian Record now sits at 10,359 pom-poms stretching at 348.4 metres.

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