The World Cup gets under way next week in Russia and promises goals galore, but probably not as many in a single game as a marathon charity football match at the end of last month, which boasted a full-time score of… wait for it… 720 to 658.
The 40-hour match started at 9pm on Friday 25 May and ran all the way through to 1pm on Sunday 27 May in an attempt to break the record for the longest ever indoor six-a-side football match – the current world record stands at 36 hours.
New graduates from a number of different property companies including SEGRO, Lendlease, Montagu Evans, CBRE, Knight Frank, Savills and Landsec took part in the event, in which each player ran 80km on average.
The event was organised to raise money for Multiple Sclerosis Society UK and participants raised more than £24,500 and counting – smashing the fundraising target of £7,500. To add to the total visit the event’s Just Giving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/longest-marathon-of-indoor-football
“I’m proud of what we have achieved and grateful to all the support offered by friends, family, colleagues and our sponsors,” says Tom Hatherley, event organiser and Lendlease graduate.
“Multiple Sclerosis is a disease that can make people feel incredibly vulnerable and isolated and we are pleased to be helping the charity MS UK in providing support to those affected by the disease. Official confirmation of the record is now under way.”