Five-a-side team is aiming to play for a world record breaking 72 hours in Milton Keynes

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Five-a-side football teams will attempt to break a world record by playing non-stop for 72 hours this weekend.

Mirus IT teams are aiming to play for 72 hours to raise money for local charities.

The Milton Keynes-based company is working with the MK Community Foundation to raise £10,000 to support projects supporting children and young people in education and skills development.

Drawing support from staff and the local community, Mirus IT plans to smash a Guinness World Record for the longest five-a-side football match ever played by 22 hours.

The current Guinness world record is held by an Irish team, which played for a grand total of 53 hours.

Can Mirus do better? Only a non-stop 72-hour match will decide.

Two five-a-side teams will start playing on Friday,

April 18, and will finish on Sunday at MK College.

Paul Tomlinson, Mirus IT founder and MD said: “We are really looking forward to the Guinness World Record match this weekend, however the heart of this challenge is that we are doing this for the local community.

“We need people to get behind us and make a donation to MK Community Foundation.”

To support Mirus IT or find out more about the World Record Attempt, please visit www.localgiv

Contact nicholas.brin
ner@mkcommunityfoun to find out how your organisation can fundraise for the community and motivate your team. He can also be reached on 01908 690276.