Working out a boost for charity

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A CHARITY which works with homeless youths has set a new world record for the most people solving the Rubik’s Cube in one place at one time.

Depaul UK, which has a base in the North-East, raised more than £35,000 to work on youth homelessness by holding the record attempt which was achieved by 330 people.

Speedcubers came from across the country and Rubik’s Cube pledged to donate £100 for every person that successfully took part.

The record attempt was held against a backdrop of the biggest year-on-year increase in youth homelessness.

Recent Government figures show that the number of 16 to 24-year-olds accepted as homeless by councils has risen by 15 per cent in the first quarter of 2011, compared to figures from last year.