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Safe and Sound Derby - Butterfly World Record Attempt

The CEO of Safe and Sound, Tracy Harrison, would like to invite you to Safe and Sound’s butterfly world record attempt at the Derbion on Saturday 28 August 2021.

The event is centred around making a world record attempt for the ‘Largest Display of Butterfly Replicas’. The world record currently stands at 720, but Safe and Sound are planning to display 1000 professionally-printed butterfly images near the Sainsburys store in the Derbion.

Karim Vahed, Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby, will first validate the authenticity of the species displayed – the Peacock, Purple Emperor, Small Tortoiseshell, Holly Blue and Common Brimstone – and then carefully count the paper replicas. Once this is done, the display will open to the public between 10am and 4pm.

Ahead of the event and on the day, the public are invited to buy one of the paper replicas for £5, which will be accompanied by a certificate showing that the butterfly has been part of a world record attempt. Safe and Sound are also offering businesses and individuals an A3 print of one of the beautiful butterflies which will be personalised for display in offices and homes.

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Throughout the day there will also be children’s craft activities, as well as the chance to find out about the signs and dangers of child exploitation and how Safe and Sound can help.

Derby-based Safe and Sound first launched its Butterfly Appeal in June 2019 to expand the breadth and scope of its work. Sadly, the risk of exploitation has never been greater, with Safe and sound seeing its demand increase by 50% through Covid-19.

It would be great if you could join Safe and Sound for their world record attempt. Have a read of their press release here.

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