An attempt to set a new world record for the longest continuous hockey game is underway at Bradley Stoke Community School.
A group of 32 players from South Gloucestershire Hockey Club is aiming to play for 31 hours, which would beat the existing record of 30 hours and 15 minutes set by Omagh Hockey Club in August 2010.
The event is raising money for Cots for Tots, a £1 million appeal to buy four new life-saving cots for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Bristol’s St Michael’s Hospital.
Organiser Darren Bane has set a target of raising £2,500. Anyone who would like to sponsor the record bid can donate through the dedicated webpage at www.justgiving.com/sghc.
The marathon match began promptly at 9am and will continue through the night until 4pm on Sunday afternoon.
The club is still seeking people to act as independent witnesses for the event (as record by Guinness World Records). The slots still be be filled are: Saturday 3pm-5pm & 5pm-9pm and Sunday 1am-5am. Anyone able to help during these times is asked to speak to a steward at the event.
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