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Could you hug for 24 hours and two minutes?

The Christie hospital is trying to break the world record for the world's longest hug – any volunteers?

Published on March 3rd 2010.

Could you hug for 24 hours and two minutes?

Most hugs last for a couple of seconds at the most but in Oldham on 8 March, one couple will be hugging their hearts out for over 24 hours. The Christie Charity is offering two people the chance to go down in history by breaking the current world record for the longest ever embrace.

The embrace is The Christie's charity logo and the record attempt is being undertaken to celebrate the opening of The Christie's new radiotherapy centre in Oldham, which will be the first of its kind in the country. The current record stands at 24 hours and one minute so only people with endurance need apply.

The record breakers will have to be available to start the attempt from 6pm on Monday 8 March with the record being broken during Oldham Athletic's game with Leyton Orient on 9 March.

The new treatment centre will mean that thousands of people requiring radiotherapy in the north west part of Greater Manchester will be able to access treatment more easily, saving time, money and stress in what is already a very difficult time for them.

Photo by orangeacid

If you fancy being a record breaker, please contact The Christie team on 0161 236 1352.

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