Pushing Beds for Charity – and a World Record

Title:
Pushing Beds for Charity – and a World Record
NFSA ID:
28908
Year:
1961
Courtesy:
Cinesound Movietone Productions
Category:
Access fees

This Cinesound newsreel clip shows a bed-pushing marathon and fundraising event.

The four young men from Adelaide who took on this challenge pushed the bed an incredible 320 miles, eclipsing the previous world record of 280 miles set in Canada.

All monies raised were for the National Heart Fund.

The clip also mentions that they sold hundreds of autographs signed by swimming sensation Dawn Fraser along the way, to raise extra funds.