The six-foot tall design features images of the Bradford-born painter and photographer’s work, making up a huge 80. The hope is to get 22,000 signatures on the card made at Hallmark’s new UK headquarters located on Dawson Lane, Bradford.
To achieve the world record for the “number of contributions to a greetings card” at least five per cent of the signatures need to be handwritten, and the first one was from the Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Abid Hussain.
The Major unveiled the card at Cartwright Hall on July 2nd and the council’s Future Leaders team are now taking it around the district collecting more signatures, with people also able to sign online, before it is presented to David later in the summer.
If successful, the mass card signing will be Bradford’s third world record in 12 months – in September the #LoveBradford event saw more than 2,300 people form the world’s longest chain of people making heart-shaped hand gestures, and in June 992 children from local areas broke the record for the most people involved in a bamboo tamboo Caribbean music session.