By Riaan Marais

The Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium is aiming to host more than 2000 bikini-clad women on 23 October, to simultaneously raise money for cancer awareness and attempt a world record.

This project will be known as the “Nashua Biggest Bikini Photo Shoot Ever”, and it will attempt to beat the current world record of 1923 women gathered in one place wearing bikinis. And because it takes place during National Breast Cancer Awareness month, all the proceeds will go towards the Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA).

“Everyone has been affected by cancer in some way during their lives, including me”, says Mr. Peter Hearne, managing director for Nashua Port Elizabeth, the project’s main sponsor.

“Four of our managers are women, so there is a very strong female presence within our company. So we were on board immediately when Club 100 For Ladies, the main organisers, approached us.”

Candice Parker, sales manager for Nashua Port Elizabeth, was one of the first people to commit herself to this campaign. “I am by no means a supermodel, but I realised what a good opportunity this is to show my support for CANSA.”

There will also be two official judges from the Guinness Book of Records to confirm whether or not a new record is set.

“We encourage all women to come and take part in this event. This record attempt is not a beauty pageant, so everyone is welcome”, says Mr. Coetzee Gouws from Full Stop communications.

Unfortunately no men are allowed, but they are more than welcome to sponsor a lady-friend with the R50 entry fee to be part of this charity event and record attempt. For more information, go to, or contact Laurence: cell: 084 507 3175; email:


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