Written by: David Brook
The Singstar Endurance Challenge is today! See below for full details.
You can watch Julian’s progress here:
A dedicated website showing his progress:
And a direct link to the live stream of the event can be obtained from here:
Here’s something a bit different for you readers to take part in today. Much like the 30 Minute Gamers did for Extra Life back in October, we’ve been sent a request for support from someone else who’s using video games as a platform to support a good cause.
Julian Hill has chosen to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital through playing the popular SingStar. To explain more, here’s what the man himself had to say:
My name is Julian Hill and I am embarking on a slightly bonkers gaming related Guiness World Record attempt to raise money for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital…
On the 13th of April in the Ambassador’s Bloomsbury Hotel London , I will be taking on ‘SingStar the Endurance Challenge’. This involves playing SingStar continuously for 24 hours; yes that right singing every song, during that time period. Sony are generously providing all the equipment, and it has the full support of Great Ormond Street.
So why am I doing this? Well to understand that I must tell you about my daughter Amelia.
Her first year of life, was a difficult one. She was born on April 28th 2010 with a congenital heart condition called Tetralogy of Fallot which reduces the heart’s ability to circulate oxygenated blood. This heart condition needed to be operated on for Amelia to survive beyond a year of life. 351 days after her birth we were at Great Ormond Street Hospital to have the open-heart surgery done. 7 days, a lot of worry and many bed side vigils later, Amelia was back home, with a repaired heart and a new joy for life. She is now 20 months old and thriving beautifully. She is even starting to catch up physically with other children her age, now walking and learning her first words!
My wife and I decided we wanted to do as much as we can to raise awareness of all the wonderful work that Great Ormond Street do, not just for the children they treat but also for their families. We wanted to remind couples who are in a similar situation that despite all the doom and gloom there is always hope.
I’m very conscious that an event like this is only as good as it’s public support, but I am willing to do all I can to make this as big as possible. I’d love so much to raise as much money as I can for this fantastic place of hope for so many children and their families.
To find out more visit Julian’s YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/julianhillGOSH or head over to his Just Giving Page at www.justgiving.com/julianhillgosh – on this page you can also donate to this worthy cause.
To find out more about Great Ormond Street Hospital and its work head over to www.gosh.org/gen/
We’ll be sure to post updates when the event takes place and afterwards to see how successful it has been.
We think it’s an amazing idea and wish Julian all the best, so please head over to his site and get donating!