Boy, 9, in world record bid

PUBLISHED: 08:40 01 October 2008 | UPDATED: 22:24 15 June 2010

BANKS and businesses in Honiton are gladly stretching their generosity to donate elastic bands to an unusual cause.

BANKS and businesses in Honiton are gladly stretching their generosity to donate elastic bands to an unusual cause.Ronin Green, nine, of Mead View Road, is vying for a place in the Guinness Book of Records - by making the world's biggest elastic band ball.The Honiton Community Primary School pupil said: "I came home from school with the idea and thought it was cool."I've been visiting banks and other businesses in Honiton, asking for elastic bands."I've got hundreds so far."Ronin's world record attempt is still at an early stage, with the ball measuring about eight inches in diameter."It bounces really well, but I'll have to be careful when it is bigger," he told the Herald.His mum, Vicki Green, 29, said: "I think it's a really good idea. He has all sorts of brainwaves, but this is probably the most fun."If you want to help Ronin get in the Guinness Book of Records, leave elastic bands for him at Honiton Tourist Information Centre and the Herald will pass them on.


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