Ugandan climate activist Faith Patricia Ariokot has set her sights on achieving the “Longest Tree Hug by an Individual” title.
Commencing her record-breaking attempt on December 29, 2023, Ariokot had previously endeavoured to break the same record on December 8 but faced challenges, including camera glitches that affected the documentation of her effort.
The Founder of ‘Faith In Trees’ expressed her determination to establish a new record time for tree-hugging, emphasizing her belief that “trees matter.”
Heading to 3 hours, emotions are running high, last time I attempted the record, I was strong at this point, I trust the team around me and believe that your support will get me over the 13 hours and beyond. #atreemendoushug pic.twitter.com/qPC3zZ8zuH— Ariokot Faith Patricia (@Faith000001) December 29, 2023
“I attempted a Guinness World Record on December 8, 2023, for the longest tree hug by an individual. Although I broke the record, our camera glitched and missed minutes of the attempt. For this reason, I will be reattempting this record on December 29, 2023. I am doing this because Trees Matter, and I need your support to make this happen,” tweeted Ariokot on December 23.
Adorned in a black T-shirt and khaki pants, Ariokot’s reattempt commenced at Hotel May 7 in Soroti City. Her goal is to surpass the existing record of 10 hours and 5 minutes set by Adrienne Long in September 2020.
This endeavour coincides with another remarkable feat by a Ugandan, Chef Dorcus Bashema Kirabo, affectionately known as Mama D, who continues to extend her record time in a cooking marathon initiated on December 10, 2023.
Ariokot’s resilience has captured the attention of many Ugandans who are rallying behind her, determined to witness her name etched in the annals of global records.