Here at Mirus IT we do like a good challenge, but this weekend we will be taking a step outside of our comfort zone by attempting to break a Guinness World record!
Don’t worry we aren't attempting to eat a raw onion in under a minute or grow the longest beard, oh no we are attempting to play the longest game of 5-a-side football in the world!
The current record is held in Ireland by a team who managed 53 hours of footie action but we are planning to beat that by a huge margin and play for 72 hours over this coming Easter weekend.
While we may be dreaming of worldwide fame and fortune, our hearts are firmly rooted in Milton Keynes. This challenge was predominately embarked upon to raise money for the MK Community Foundation. We would like to raise £10,000 to set up projects around Milton Keynes to support children and young people through local voluntary and community organisations.
To achieve this and to make all the pain and chaffing completely worthwhile we need you to get behind us, and there are a few ways you can help us out:
1. Cheer us on by virtually shaking your pompoms over twitter; tweet us words of encouragement at @MirusWorldRec or @MirusIT – We will also be doing updates over the weekend so stay tuned!
2. Make a donation via our giving page: Donate here!
3. Get your business to sponsor us. We will plaster your logo all over the event and the money goes to a local worthwhile cause, its win win! Email Paul
4. Hold your own fundraising event. If you don’t fancy watching us run around a pitch all weekend how about doing your own event to support us; How about cooking up a frenzy and putting on a football themed cake stall? Or playing a sponsored 24 hour Fifa game with your mates?
However you choose to support us, please know that every little helps and every penny counts so thank you.
We kick off at 8am Friday morning at MK College and all going well we shall break the record at 1.01pm on Sunday where upon I am sure we will all collapse in a tired heap but we shall be grinning from ear to ear nevertheless.
Contact Paul Tomlinson for further information about this weekend’s event.
Contact Nicholas Brinner to find out more on how you or your organisation can fundraise for the community.