Le 31 août, allez porter une deerstalker à Leeds dans le Yorkshire (Angleterre) avec des centaines d'autres amateurs de Sherlock Holmes (et de la série Sherlock BBC) pour établir le record du monde du nombre de personnes coiffées de la casquette holmésienne. Vous ferez une bonne action tout en vous amusant puisque les bénéfices de cette opération serviront au financement d'un centre de recherches sur les maladies du cerveau.
Le communiqué officiel :
Sherlock World Record for Brain Research.
The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation is attempting to break the World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed up as Sherlock Holmes. The challenge will be hosted at Temple Newsam, Leeds on 31 August 2014 to help raise funds for a new Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.
Clair Challenor-Chadwick, Appeal Director of the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre, said: “Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but according to the most influential fictional biography of Holmes by Baring-Gould, Holmes was born in Yorkshire, the youngest of three sons of Siger Holmes and Violet Sherrinford. We wanted to reclaim him for Yorkshire, and he is the perfect inspiration for our Appeal as the world’s brainiest detective. We’re hoping to tap into the cultural zeitgeist and popularity of Sherlock thanks to Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman with the BBC series.”
Brain disease is the biggest challenge of our generation. By 2030 there will be a 20% increase in Parkinson’s disease alone, while numbers of dementia patients will soar by 80%. The Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation is working in Yorkshire to tackle Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, MS and Dementia. It’s hoped Sherlockians will be inspired and take part in the giant fundraising extravaganza to create the £2m brain research centre, a partnership between Leeds University, which has one of Europe’s biggest research facilities in Europe and the Leeds Teaching Hospitals.
Registration is £15 and in return participants will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Sherlock. Sherlock fans can enter a raffle for £5 to win signed goodies from the cast of Sherlock, including Benedict Cumberbatch signed photographs, Sherlock script and books. 100% of proceeds will go to the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre.
Clair added: “We are calling on collective brain power to help raise funds for this important cause! If you love Sherlock you will love this family fun event, expect special guests and some great entertainment.”
Register at www.sherlockworldrecord.com
For special announcements and event news follow @yorkshirebrain, #sherlockrecord
The Yorkshire Brain Research Centre is part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Charitable Foundation, charity number 1075308.
For information about the Yorkshire Brain Research Centre go to www.ybrc.org.uk
The Sherlock World Record will raise funds for a £2m research centre for Epilepsy, MS, Parkinsons and Dementia. Please contact Appeal Director, Clair Chadwick, for more information on 07531948014 or email,firstname.lastname@example.org
THE GAME IS ON! Sherlock may live at Baker Street, London, but the great man was born in the great county: Yorkshire. Which is why we’re hosting The Gathering of Sherlocks at one of the greatest locations: Temple Newsam - one of the most admired historic houses in the north of England. On 31st August, 2014, we are inviting thousands to dress up as the world’s most famous detective. Registration is £15 and in return you will receive a Deerstalker hat, a pipe and a magnifying glass. The rest of the outfit is up to you. Prizes will be given for the best dressed Sherlock. Collective Brainpower! As well as registering to take part, we want all Sherlockians to spread the word on Twitter. It’s a call to action! #sherlockrecord. Mobilise the power of Sherlock via Twitter! Why not organise a Sherlock flash mob? A film crew will be roaming on the day. Could Sherlockians do a Samba? Or is Cumberbatch more of a Disco-dude? Or bring a few puzzles on the day (Chess, or Operation?) and take on fellow Sherlockians. With your help we can make it a fun day to remember and ensure the world record attempt goes viral!