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Wheelchairs on ice record is set
A world record has been set in Cornwall for the largest gathering of wheelchair users on ice.

A total of 48 wheelchair users from across the country took part in the attempt at the Eden Project.

Participants were told by the Guinness World Records that the event was the first of its kind in the world and it was set to be registered.

Organiser Leanne Grose said: "I wanted to do something which every wheelchair user could join in with and have fun."

During the record attempt participants performed moves from a charity fitness DVD for amputees and the elderly which Ms Grose had recently released.

Ms Grose, 26, from Truro, had to have a leg amputated after developing a tumour.

She organised the record bid to celebrate the launch of the DVD, which was filmed at the Eden Project.

"There aren't many opportunities for people in wheelchairs to get involved in exercise and set world records.

"It was a fantastic event and everyone had an amazing time."

Some of the profits of the DVD will go to the Macmillian Cancer Support.

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