December 8 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
PYMOOR-based crisp manufacturer Corkers is hoping to smash the world record for the largest packet of crisps.
Though Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some, Corkers duo Ross Taylor and Rod Garnham hope that September 13 will be a landmark day as they reveal a packet that will hold up to a ton of crisps at their farm.
The packet will measure about 25ft by 12ft.
Earlier this year, the Corkers team sent the first ever packet of crisps rocketing into space by managing director Mr Garnham says the team are never ones to rest on their laurels.
He said: “We are always looking for a challenge and with this one we’ve got a great incentive; we’re raising money for the Liam Fairhurst Foundation – a fantastic charity for children suffering from terminal cancer.”
Corkers has supported the Liam Fairhurst Foundation since the crisp brand’s launch in 2011. Liam, from Soham, was diagnosed with a soft tissue cancer in his leg and lungs in July 2005 when he was just 10-years-old. He started fundraising for charity CLIC Sargent and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds before his death in 2009 Callum Fairhurst continues his brother’s outstanding legacy.
The unveiling of the record packet will take place on September 13 at Corkers’ headquarters in Pymoor Common.
The following day, from 10am to 5pm, the public will be able to see the pack and enjoy some local food at a family fun day.
There will be a host of local brands will also be exhibiting at the event, including
Duck Truck Hog Roast, Norfolk Cordial, Dorington Bakeries, Artisan Smokehouse, Cheeseplus, Cupcake Salon, Cheese and Pie Man, and G’s farm