South Wales local station Bridge FM has smashed the World Record for forming the longest line of drinks cans. In an initiative run by the station and backed by Bridgend County Council, Metal Miles was designed to raise awareness of re-cycling in the borough.
In total, the station formed an amazing side-by-side drinks line of 3 miles or a total of 84,498 drinks cans which were lined up together.
The event took place at the Bridgend Recreation Centre on 27 October and was featured live on ITV Wales across the day.
The cans were collected by Bridge FM listeners and sent to the station. Over 60 schools and local businesses including Sainsbury's in Bridgend helped to collect the cans to be used in the record attempt. Tynyrheol Primary School in Llangeinor won a special prize for collecting over 61 cans per pupil. Hundreds of volunteers helped out on the day including South Wales band The Storys who've recently supported Elton John on tour.
Bridge FM Breakfast Show Presenter Gareth Davies, who helped co-ordinate the event, was delighted with the success of the Record attempt; "It was amazing seeing the line of cans take shape, with hundreds of local volunteers from all walks of life doing their bit. There was a real sense of community spirit and I'd like to thank everybody who has been involved with the project. We smashed the previous record by over 21,000, which was a fantastic achievement by the listeners of Bridge FM.
Group Chief Executive Jason Bryant "Like every station in our group, Bridge FM is at the the heart of its community. Bridgend County Council has seen how powerful and effective Bridge FM is at communicating and bringing to life important messages to the community. Our team has done an amazing job co-coordinating and delivering this event and we are already planning a number of future initiatives.”