140 umbrella-wielding people turned up to the event at Endcliffe Park last Saturday, in hope to set a new world record for the largest umbrella dance.
Spectators enjoyed an eight-minute choreographed routine to the classic ‘Singin’ in the rain’ by Gene Kelly.
However, they failed to reach the target of 322 participants to break the world record set in Puducherry, India last August.
The event was organised by a group of four event management students, who were required to put on an event as part of their course.
Event organiser Charlotte Scott, aged 21, said: “The event went really well. We were all very happy with the attempt and raised lots of money for two good charities.”
A total of £310 was raised through entry fees, raffles and donations, and will be split between the charities Banardos and Sheffield Mencap.
Participant Charlotte Rowley, aged 21, said: “Although we didn’t break the record, it was good fun and great to see a diverse mix of people joining in.”
Watch the world record attempt here…
By Phil Corker