Bank wallyday announced

Great Yarmouth town centre partnership has declared May 31 as Bank “Wallyday” Monday as it sets about organising another attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as the Where's Wally book character.

Great Yarmouth town centre partnership has declared May 31 as Bank “Wallyday” Monday as it sets about organising another attempt at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as the Where's Wally book character.

The attempt is being launched today in Yarmouth Market Place with the restoration of a 55ft tall banner of Wally.

The public will be asked to help in repainting the giant print of Wally which was completed by children from the St Nicholas Priory Junior School last year.

Town centre manager Jonathan Newman is convinced that Yarmouth, which saw a turnout of 901 Wallys in October, has an appetite for a second attempt on the record, which stands at 1,050.

He has ordered another 1,000 red and white-striped T-shirts and bobble hats. The costumes can be pre-ordered at �6 each, and will be available to collect on the morning the record attempt takes place at 1pm on May 31.

To take part, register online at www.gytcp.co.uk/wally or at Books Inside and Boots in Market Gates shopping centre and Palmers department store. It will cost �1 per person which is being split between Macmillan Cancer Support and the Have a Heart appeal which gives money to local children's charities.