Entry for the World Record Attempt closes tomorrow!

Not signed up yet? What are you waiting for!

This is an opportunity to become a record breaker whilst raising vital funds for Havens Hospices. Book online here or you can always come along on the day to register. Entry is just £5.

Don’t forget you can get your friends and family to sponsor you online here or by texting HWRA60 followed by an amount (e.g HWRA60 £3) to 70070. 

Entry will close at 12pm Friday!


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The Southend Air Show Details

Southend Air Festival – Preliminary Flying Programme

Regardless of whether you are a flying enthusiast or not, there will be plenty for everyone at this year’s Air Festival. Staged against the backdrop of the Thames Estuary along almost 2 miles of seafront, the Southend Air Festival will feature aircraft displays from across the ages, including displays from the RAF, Army and Civilian aircraft.
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF)
Hawk (solo)
King Air
P51 Mustang
Breitling Wingwalkers
The Blades
The Trig Aerobatic Team (Pitts Aircraft x 2)
Harvard Pair
Jet Provost
Click here to find out what is going on at ground level!
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It’s almost here! Are you ready to be a record breaker?

Our World Record Attempt during the Southend Air Show is just days away!

We need more sign ups from across Essex to smash the current record of 369 people. We need those swimmers, skiers, wavers, macho men and sneezers, to become our very own heroes and take centre stage at the Southend Air Festival, in at least two items of 80s clothing.

Check out the event’s teams for some 80’s inspiration!

Come rain or shine our nurses look after children and adults with serious illnesses but we couldn’t’ do it without the support of the community. We’re almost half way to breaking the record, but we’d love around 200 more sign ups to smash it! So please grab your friends, pick up some leg warmers and get practising the moves.

Entry is just £5. You can sign up online or come along on the day.

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They don’t make them like they used to… check out these 80’s classics

They certainly don’t make them like they used to… from good old Mallets Mallets to He-man – how many kids programmes from this clip do you remember?

Saturday mornings just aren’t the same are they?

Thanks to everyone who has already signed up to take part in our world record attempt – there is still time to get all your friends and family involved too!

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Do you remeber this 80’s TV classsic?

It’s the old classic, Beauty and the Beast.

Beauty and the Beast is an American drama series which first aired  in 1987. Creator Ron Koslow’s updated version of the fairy tale has a double focus: the relationship between Vincent (Ron Perlman), a mythic, noble man-beast, and his Catherine (Linda Hamilton), a savvy assistant District attorney in New York; and a secret Utopian community of social outcasts living in a subterranean sanctuary.

Through an empathetic bond, Vincent senses Catherine’s emotions, and becomes her guardian. The series follows the developing relationship between the characters and the division between New York and the hidden world beneath it. In a twist from the original tale, however, this “beast” does not transform into society’s idea of beauty after gaining the love of Catherine. Rather, Vincent’s inner beauty is allowed to remain the focus of who he is, and it is Catherine’s life which transforms from her relationship to Vincent.

Ah, nothing like a good old romance…

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Together in Electric Dreams – today’s 80’s Classic

This is a personal favourite – Together in Electric Dreams

Love the 80’s? Please get involved in our 80’s World Record Attempt during the Southend Air Show on Saturday 26th May 2012.

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Get that 80’s Look! Blue Eyeshadow – 80s Eyes in an Instant from @liketotally80s

Need to brush up on your 80’s make-up? Take a look at this article; it’s all about blue eye shaddow. Blue Eyeshadow – 80s Eyes in an Instant on Like Totally 80s.

Take a look at the fantastic make-up range currently available at Rimmel – perfect for recreating that Cyndi Lauper look you always dreamt of…



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Get some inspiration for the World Record Attempt by checking out the original video!

It’s not long to the World Record Attempt so to get you in the mood, here are Black Lace in action. Perfect for getting some 80’s inspiration!

Don’t forget you can support the attempt by donating online via JustGiving!

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Get behind the @HavensHospices World Record Attempt on facebook with your 80’s idol!

Havens Hospices are asking all supporters to get behind their World Record Attempt via Facebook.

Change your facebook profile picture to your ultimate 80’s idol and invite your friends to do the same in support of Havens Hospices. Until Monday 30th April, Facebook will belong to the children of the 80’s! Want to get involved? Help make every day count and sign up our World Record Attempt!

The only question is, with so many 80’s legends, who will you choose?

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Everybody dance now!

Martha Walsh was lead singer of the Weather Girls. She was also the vocalist responsible for the characteristic ‘Everybody Dance Now’ in Gonna Make You Sweat (C&C Music factory) and was also the lead vocalist in Black Box’s Everybody Everybody.

I think we should do as suggested and get practicing for the World Record Attempt! Don’t forget to follow our instructional video as only those who complete all the moves correctly, whilst in their 80’s gear will count towards the record…

…everybody dance now!

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