It’s a craze that has swept the country and most children who are old enough to figure out how to twist little rubber bands round their fingers – and turn them into the coolest jewellery – are doing it.
But Fleetwood’s Carnival Queen and her retinue have taken the Loom Band craze to another level.
The girls, who are scooping prizes at the Fylde Coast’s galas, have made a Loom Band which stretches the full length of the wall of Fleetwood Mount. And they are not stopping there!
The girls want to get into the record books with their rainbow-coloured band and are hoping to make it big enough to stretch round the circumference of the Mount grounds. They are also using the enormous record-breaking attempt to raise money for Brian House children’s hospice.
Amy Clark, stepmum of Alysa Steel said: “The girls have formed a real bond and get on really well together.
“They are Loom Band crazy and decided they would try to make the biggest Loom Band in the world.
“They are all doing bits each and have been filling in the time while waiting around at galas by working on the band.
“What they really want to do is to make one big enough to go right round the wall of the Mount. That’s their target.
“We’ve been in touch with Guinness World Records and so far there isn’t a record for a Loom Band.
“When they first started it, they were talking about it and decided it would be good to raise money at the same time.
“We explained about Brian House and what it’s all about and they were really keen.”
The girls, Molly Cox, Jessica Hover, Charlotte Kennedy, Alyssa Steel and Jenna Bailey have launched a Just Giving page.
To donate visit the website www.justgiving.com/loombandrecordattempt and they have a Facebook page www. facebook.com/loombandrecordattempt