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On the 1st to 3rd August 2012, Ben Miller, Sean McFarlane, Duncan Conner and Christian Olsson will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Longest Marathon Playing a Boardgame.  The attempt will take place at Bus Stop Toy Shop, Irvine Road, Largs, Scotland and we'll be attempting to go past the current mark of just under 54 hours, playing the fantastic Small World (with the Underground expansion) manufactured by Days of Wonder.

Of course, we're doing this for a very, very good cause - the Children's Hospice Association Scotland and we'd love to raise a helpful amount of money for them.  That's where you guys come in.  If you can afford to donate £1 - thank you.  If you can afford £10 - thank you too.  Please give generously - the money gets very well used.

You'll be able to find updates on how we're doing on the Bus Stop Toy Shop Facebook page and hopefully we'll be able to bring you live streaming of the attempt too.  Watch this space.

Updates 5

Wow! Thank you all. If you've missed the news, we played for around 54 and 3/4 hours, finishing around 10pm on Friday night. Now we need to compile all the evidence, ship it to Guinness, then await them telling us if we are World Record Holders.

06/08/12 10:42

More than half way through. Thank you so much for your donations. Keep 'em coming. You guys rock :)

02/08/12 19:26

Just upped the target a bit, since the good news is that it looks like we'll hammer the first one :)

30/07/12 13:03

Thanks for all the donations over the last couple of days. It's hugely appreciated and lovely seeing the total start to grow :)

26/07/12 11:45

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! We also have sponsor sheets available if any of you would like to take them round your colleagues/friends/family. Drop into the shop if you'd like one :)

23/07/12 10:27

Raising money for

Children's Hospice Association Scotland, (CHAS)

Children's Hospice Association Scotland, (CHAS)

Charity Registration No. SC019724

CHAS is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. CHAS offers care in two children's hospices - Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch - and an at home service called CHAS at Home. Visit www.chas.org.uk

Donations 37

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As promised gents though a few days late. Well done again.

Donation by Christopher Hastings on 13/08/12

£80.00

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Well done Mr C!

Donation by Paul K on 05/08/12

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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Well done Digby! - Brilliant Hopefully this will take you over the £2000 level.

Donation by Steven Rice on 05/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Congratulations on making it!

Donation by Factotum on 05/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Well done guys.

Donation by Christopher Aikman on 04/08/12

£22.00

+ £5.50 Gift Aid

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*starts singing "It's a Small World After All...."*

Donation by The Succubus on 04/08/12

£54.45

+ £13.61 Gift Aid

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Congratulations to Largs' world beaters! :)

Donation by Simon Dell + Karen Willey in Skelmorlie on 03/08/12

£20.00

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Good luck in the final stretch and congrats to you all for a GREAT cause and Great event! The whole crew at Days of Wonder

Donation by Eric Hautemont on 03/08/12

£1,000.00

Donation by Anonymous on 02/08/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Keep on going guys - Christian: no sleep till Sunday !

Donation by Stephan Petho on 02/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Excellent choice of a game to play for that long! May your reinforcements be ever plentiful!!

Donation by Josh Swartz on 02/08/12

£10.00

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Good Luck Guys!!!

Donation by Jackie Gilmour on 02/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck ya big nutter

Donation by gerard on 02/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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good luck.....keep going

Donation by Lynne CF on 02/08/12

£10.00

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Good luck, hopefully you survive the attempt!

Donation by Philip Dow on 02/08/12

£50.00

+ £12.50 Gift Aid

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Gaming for good - love it! Good luck everyone!

Donation by Colin Anderson on 02/08/12

£30.00

+ £7.50 Gift Aid

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Best of luck staying awake!

Donation by David Stewart on 01/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Hey guys, good luck :o)

Donation by Sarah Wentzel on 01/08/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Hope you meet your goal! Good luck Christian and friends! (Ithaca, NY USA)

Donation by Craig Parker on 01/08/12

£22.00

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Hey Christian. Best of luck and try to still like smallworld at the end of all this!

Donation by Matthew Chijioke on 01/08/12

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck to you all.

Donation by michelle meechan on 01/08/12

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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good luck, may the best man win!

Donation by Cat Barr on 31/07/12

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good luck Digby! ♫ Dedication's what you need, if you want to be a record breaker! ♫

Donation by Morag Munro on 31/07/12

£5.00

Donation by Anonymous on 31/07/12

£11.00

+ £2.75 Gift Aid

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Donation by Emma Olsson on 30/07/12

£45.00

+ £11.25 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£1,824.45
  • Offline donations£525.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£2,349.45
  • Gift Aid£155.61

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