Great prize! Shame you’re a bit too Mini George...

George Clarke, Helen, Shaun and George Baldwin next tot he prize Mini
George Clarke, Helen, Shaun and George Baldwin next tot he prize Mini
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When George Baldwin entered a world record bid he got more than he bargained for when he won a brand-new car.

But George will have to wait a bit to get behind the wheel - because he’s only 12-year-old.

I couldn’t believe it when my name was read out and it still hasn’t sunk in

The schoolboy attended an official Guinness World Record attempt at the Lytham St George’s Day Charity Festival, which aimed to gather 1,097 Georges in one place.

And despite the record not being broken, George isn’t complaining about the consolation prize.

George, from Withnell Fold, near Chorley, was with mum Helen and dad Shaun when he scooped a red and white Mini Cooper three-door hatch – worth £15,000.

Architect and presenter of TV’s Restoration Man George Clarke drew young George’s name to be the winner, and while he won’t be able to get behind the wheel for a few years yet, George and his parents were thrilled to hear his name called.

George said: “When I heard about the record attempt, I thought it would be fun to come along with my friend, who’s also called George.

“I couldn’t believe it when my name was read out and it still hasn’t sunk in.

“Now I’ve just got to wait until I’m old enough to start driving lessons!”

In total 105 Georges braved the rain to help make the parade extra special, and while it was not enough to break the record set by ‘Mohammeds’ in Dubai 10 years ago, it is thought this year’s festival has broken records for attendance and charity fund-raising.