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Wednesday 23rd May 2012
A group of paramedics will attempt to play five-a-side football for 44 hours in an effort to beat a world record and raise money for charity.
Seven paramedics from Yorkshire Air Ambulance (YAA) will be joined by nine colleagues from Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust to break the record for the longest marathon playing five-a-side football. The current record stands at 40 hours.
The paramedics-turned-footballers are also hoping to raise £7,200, the cost of one day's flying for YAA.
Pete Vallance, aircrew of the YAA and who came up with the idea, said: "We see day-to-day the impact that the YAA has on the people of Yorkshire and we know how vital the role of the charity team and the public is in helping to raise the monies needed to keep both of the helicopters in the air.
"We decided it would be good to help raise money for the charity and, as keen five-a-side footballers, we thought this a great way to combine both."
Alongside Pete, the paramedics participating in the Guinness World Record challenge include, James Vine, Paul Kilner, Dave Appleby, Matt Syrat, Andy Armitage and John Baxter.
Pete said: "There are a lot of rules and requirements we have to fulfil for Guinness World Records to enable us to record and prove our attempt. This is going to prove the most difficult part, playing football is probably going to be the easiest bit."
The record attempt will take place from June 7 to June 9 at Goals Soccer Centre, Norfolk Park Road, Sheffield. Supporters are welcome to offer moral support.
To help the team with donations of food or drink call Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity office on 01422 237900. To sponsor the team, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Fiveasidefootballworldrecordattempt.
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