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Group of men trying to break record for longest game of touch rugby all in the name of charity

A group of men will try and break the record for the longest game of touch rugby by playing non-stop for a solid 48 hours.

The aim of the event, aside from attempting to break a Guinness World Record, is to fundraise and raise awareness for two Hull charities.

The 28 strong team is aiming to raise £20,000, which will be evenly split between their chosen charities; Hull 4 Heroes and Paul for Brain Recovery.

The fundraising event will kick off at 7pm on Friday (September 6) and will end at 7pm on Sunday (September 8) at Hull University.

The team attempting to play touch rugby non-stop for a solid 48 hours Credit: Luke Thornton - Influence Media

A bit about the chosen charities:

Hull 4 Heroes

Increasingly, veterans return from service to find they do not have the support network and resources to meet their most basic needs. When their resources are depleted, these veterans can become homeless and without hope. Hull 4 Heroes aim to ensure that their transition back into civilian life and regular employment is as seamless as possible.

Paul for Brain Recovery

PAUL For Brain Recovery exists to make life easier after brain injury by providing advice and support to empower all affected by brain injury. We also campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of brain injury.

Guinness World Records logo Credit: Guinness World Records

The group attempted to break the record last year. They hit the 30 hour mark and raised over twenty thousand pounds in the process for Andy’s Man Club and The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund.

The Guinness World Record is currently held in Newcastle by the Keele University Men's Rugby Union Club. Their record stands at 30 hours and three minutes long.

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