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MicroLoan Foundation, the Chiswick-based charity which provides small loans and guidance to women in sub-Saharan Africa, is calling for more volunteers for the ‘Pennies for Life’ Guinness World Record attempt at Chiswick Community School on the 9th and 10th July. In order to break the record for the longest line of pennies, the MicroLoan Foundation needs more than 1000 volunteers to place over 50 miles of pennies across the grounds of the school – the equivalent of driving from Chiswick to Oxford.

MicroLoan Foundation aims to raise around £100,000 from ‘Pennies for Life’ (over £40,000 has been raised already), which will be enough to provide loans to 130,000 women and indirectly help an estimated 660,000 people in sub-Saharan Africa. “For a successful ‘Pennies for Life’ Guinness World Record attempt, we urge all our local West Londoners to join us at Chiswick Community School on 9th and 10th July,” explained Peter Ryan, CEO, MicroLoan Foundation. “It promises to be an action-packed fun day out for all the family, with an international food fair, children’s activities, raffles, live entertainment and surprise celebrities!”

The ‘Pennies for Life’ event will be located on the grounds of Chiswick Community School which is situated on Burlington Lane, Chiswick. Limited parking is available. Attendees are urged to use public transport: Chiswick Station is 5 minutes walk and the E3 bus stop is directly outside school. Several hundred people have already pledged their commitment, however the MicroLoan Foundation still need more volunteers.