SingStar Dad Raises £2,800 for Hospital, Breaks World Record
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
A song to remember
Earlier this year we brought you news about Julian Hill, a Dad who was planning to complete a 24-hour SingStar challenge for charity, specifically raising money for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital as a thanks for the life-saving operation provided to his baby daughter. The great news is that this challenge has now been completed, and we'll let Julian share the good news in his own words.
Well on 13th of April – 14th of April in the Ambassador’s Bloomsbury Hotel London, I completed my challenge. This involved playing the Playstation game SingStar continuously for 24 hours 21 minutes 25 seconds, a total of 314 Songs in that time. Achieving this meant I was awarded the Guinness World Record for "longest video games marathon playing a karaoke game". The whole event was streamed live over the Internet, with nearly 2000 unique viewers watching a grand total of over 500 hours between them. I was viewed in UK, Ireland, France Germany, New Zealand, Japan, America and Australia, with the most popular moment being my final song. In total I have now raised nearly £3000, from over 150 different donations.
The whole team at Push Square would like to congratulate Julian on the world record and, most importantly, the money raised. Donations are still very welcome on this Just Giving page, and a video with footage of the day is below.