St Ewe Free Range Eggs is encouraging the public to get involved in supporting a world record attempt for the greatest distance to carry an egg in one week, by taking on 300 miles of the Cornish coast path.
The egg and spoon race is taking place between 3 and 7 July, and St Ewe said it wanted to use the record attempt to raise £1m for Hospitality Action and Cornwall Air Ambulance. The public is being encouraged to support the participants at the handover locations, dotted around the routes, as well as at the finish line, where there will be a celebration of the five-day attempt.
Individuals and businesses from across the Southwest will join in to support the two teams as they carry an egg along the Cornish coastline. The two teams; The Great Eggsplorers and Team Eggstreme, will race along the North and South coast to the Land’s End finish line.
Gordon Ramsay, who has a home in Cornwall, said: “What a great way to raise awareness for two incredibly important charities for Cornwall and the Hospitality industry and championed by a great British produce supplier! The Ramsays will be cheering you all the way.”
Tonks, CEO of St Ewe Free Range Eggs, said: “We’ve chosen two incredible charities to support through this exciting initiative; Hospitality Action, who help the food and hospitality industries and another closer to home, Cornwall Air Ambulance, who carry out over 1,000 missions a year and are a lifeline for so many in the county.
“We really want to raise awareness of how Cornwall is known for its thriving hospitality scene, however over the past few years, the region has been particularly impacted by challenges such as Covid and the cost-of-living crisis. The ever-popular tourist destination holds many untold stories of hardship and struggle the farming, food and hospitality industry has had to face in order to stay afloat. We’re looking forward to raising awareness, and money, through a light-hearted but competitive event, which we hope to see supporters at along the way, and as we cross the finish line!”
If The Great Cornish Egg and Spoon Race is awarded a Guinness World Records title, the presentation ceremony will be held at Rock Oyster Festival on Sunday 30 July 2023.