AN attempt to hold the world’s largest teddy bears’ picnic will take place this weekend to raise money for a young boy with cerebral palsy.

People are being urged to bring a picnic, blanket and a bear or two to the Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal from 11am on Sunday, July 6.

The record attempt will take place at 1pm. The current world record is held by Dublin Zoo who held a picnic for 33,573 bears.

There is an admission fee of £1 per bear and people can bring up to 20 teddies with them. All proceeds will go to the Alfie O’Neill Cerebral Palsy Treatment Fund, which will fund physiotherapy for six-year-old Alfie, who lives in Gillingham. Details are available on the Facebook page ‘World’s Largest Teddy Bears’ Picnic.’