A father is planning a rather challenging 24-hour marathon of SingStar in order to raise money for London's Great Ormond Street Hospital. Julian Hill will be performing as a thanks to the charity, who performed life-saving open-heart surgery to save his one-year old daughter, Amelia.

It will take place in Ambassador's Bloomsbury Hotel in London on 13th April, with equipment and support provided by the game's publishers, Sony. Speaking to our friends at Eurogamer.net, the tuneful dad shared his tactics for staying awake during the challenge:

Match sticks in the eye lids and a lot of coffee. But being the father of a nearly two year old girl, I'm not exactly a stranger to sleep deprivation. Hopefully if enough people come along and cheer me on then their support will keep me going!

Mr Hill added that he'll be taking requests: "Who doesn't want to hear 'Mysterious Girl' or 'I Am The One and Only' by a 30-year-old sleep-deprived and completely sober man?" Don't let that questionable sales pitch put you off, however, as this is an admirable gesture for a terrific cause. A video explaining the event is below, and donations are also welcome at the Just Giving website.

[source eurogamer.net]