Largs toy shop takes on Guinness World Record attempt

Bus Stop Toy Shop aiming for the longest marathon playing a board game.
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An independent toy shop in Largs is attempting to break the Guinness World Record for 'The Longest Marathon Playing a Board Game' this week.

Starting at 11am on Wednesday August 1st and running through until Friday August 3rd, the event will raise money for Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

CHAS runs the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.

The four-strong team are Ben Miller, Christian Olsson, Sean McFarlane and MD of Bus Stop Toy Shop, Duncan Conner.

The team will be playing Small World by Days of Wonder. They must play the same game constantly for 54 hours or more to break the record - which currently stands at 53 hours and 59 minutes. They will be allowed a five minute break for every hour played, which can be saved up to take a longer break.

"We sought out a children's charity that had a local connection and I was delighted to discover the CHAS volunteer fundraising group which is based in Largs," explained Conner. "CHAS is a wonderful charity, whose important work I was already aware of. They make an ideal charity to partner with."

CHAS fundraiser Nicola Gunn added: "We are really excited that the team from Bus Stop Toy Shop have chosen to support CHAS through this extremely challenging record breaking attempt. We wish them all the best in their efforts."

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