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Toshiba kicks-off record attempt

Toshiba charity attempt
Pictured with Pudsey are All-Star Charity XI players Barry Donegan, James Donegan, David Dunn and David Whitmarsh.

UK: Employees of Toshiba Air Conditioning and its distributors are to play five football matches in five nations in 48 hours in a world record attempt for charity.

David Dunn, general manager of Toshiba Air Conditioning, has teamed up with Cool Designs Ltd and other distributors Dysk, GT Phelan and AMP to raise money for Children in Need and Special Olympics Ireland. 

The will join with former professional footballers and television celebrities for the gruelling whistle-stop tour, which kicks off in Scotland on August 1, before traveling to play matches in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Wales and, finally, England on August 3.

The final game is against the TV Select XI, made up of players from popular television soaps, such as Coronation Street, Emerdale, Eastenders and Hollyoaks.

David Dunn, who is himself playing in the All-Star Charity XI, said: “It’s going to be a lot of fun – and I suspect completely exhausting. We have worked out the logistics to the second, there is no room for error. Everyone has been in training. I am looking forward to the final whistle and celebrating what we hope will be a new world record.”

He added: “Our goal is to raise £30,000 towards the 2014 target for Children in Need. The Republic of Ireland match will share proceeds with Special Olympics Ireland, a charity close to the heart of Dublin-based distributor GT Phelan.”

Toshiba and Cool Designs Ltd are the main sponsors of the event, with DYSK, GT Phelan, Controlled Air Solutions, Vac Air Solutions and Bronz-Glow also supporting.

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