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Brother of disabled man attempts Guinness World Record for longest dance party

Posted on - 6th January, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Things to Do in and around Preston, What's On in Preston

Luke Parkinson

The Guinness World Record attempt for the longest dance party is theĀ fundraiser that is being organised by Luke Parkinson to help raise money for his disabled brother Dean, and others who are in need in Preston.

In February Luke, along with a team of dancers, will attempt to dance for 62 hours to break the world record at UCLan‘s Media Factory.

The dance will be split into 1-4 hour sets, and will take place from 8am on Friday 24 February till 10pm on Sunday 26 February.

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Luke is on the hunt for a minimum of 100Ā dancers altogether to join him.

The cost to join in with the dance-a-thon will be Ā£4 for every dancer.

The money raised will go to theĀ Delt-a-hand charity, a non-profitable organisation that Luke has set up to help support his brother Dean and other individuals andĀ groups inĀ the Preston areaĀ who are in need.

Dean has severe and profound mental and physical disabilities which can trigger challenging behaviour such as banging on walls during the night, shouting and throwing things around the room leading him to need constant 2:1 support.

Luke Parkinson said: “I am currently a student at UCLan and have started a non-profit company called Delt-a-hand.

My mission is to be able to find people who have been dealt a ‘bad hand’ in life and we can fun raise and offer to help those people or groups around Preston.

I have been given permission to use one of the studios in the Media Factory on Friday 24-26th February.”

You can sign up by callingĀ Luke on 07724531323 or purchase a ticketĀ from the online website Skiddle.

Will you be joining in with the Guinness World Record attempt? Let us know in the comments below.

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