Calling all Georges in Lancashire – Your County Needs You

13 February 2015

England’s most patriotic business owner is calling on Georges in Lancashire to help bring an official Guinness World Record back to the country.

David Haythornthwaite, owner of Tangerine Holdings and a number of other businesses in Lytham, Lancashire, has issued a plea to all people with the name George to attend a special parade during this year’s St George’s Day Charity Festival celebrations.

Event organisers at the festival, which takes place in Lytham St Anne’s every year, need to get more than 1,096 Georges to the event on Saturday 25 April to beat the 10 year-old record set in Dubai by people called Muhammed.

David, who is a member of the St George’s Day Society and gives all his staff St George’s day off as holiday every year, commented: “It’s always struck me as odd that citizens in other countries receive a day off to celebrate their national saint’s day but here in England we don’t.

“How fitting would it be if the world record for people with the same name was broken here in England during a St George’s Day festival? To make it happen, we need people from Lancashire to sign up and start spreading the word.”

All money raised during the St George’s Day Charity Festival will be donated to the 2015 beneficiaries – ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, Trinity Hospice and The Boathouse Youth. 

Georges from Lancashire that register to attend the parade will also be entered into a prize draw to win an English icon, a brand new Mini Cooper, which they will be able to drive away on the day.

For more information or to register, visit


Images attached:
1) St George’s Day Charity Festival organiser Zac Cunningham with various ‘famous’ Georges
2) David Haythornthwaite, Britain’s most patriotic business owner, supports St George’s Day Charity Festival

Notes to Editors:
The St George’s Day Charity Festival is in aid of ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, Trinity Hospice and The Boathouse Youth. It takes place at Lytham St Annes from 23-26 April and features the following events:

Official raising of the flag (23 April)
Charity golf tournament (23 April)
Comedy night (23 April)
St George’s Day Lunch (24 April)
St George’s Day Parade (25 April)
Black tie gala dinner (25 April)
Family fun day (26 April)
Run Lytham 10k (26 April)

The event has successfully raised £85,000 over 6 years. For more information, visit:

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