World record holder brings charity effort to Daventry

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A KEEPY-UPPY world champion dropped into Daventry last week as part of his challenge to juggle a football 200 miles across the country.

Dan Magness (pictured) set off from Wembley Stadium and is aiming to get all the way to Old Trafford, in Manchester, while keeping the football off the ground.

He took up the challenge to raise money for children’s charity UNICEF and must juggle the ball for 11-hours each day.

Mr Magness, from Milton Keynes, said: “It’s going well but it’s very hard work to do the amount of hours I have to do each day.

“This (ball juggling) is something I’ve been doing for the past 10-years and I have won the UK and world championships.

“I just got into keepy-uppys when I was a kid and have been doing it ever since.”

The challenge is due to end today when Mr Magness arrives at Old Trafford after 10-days of ball juggling.

The 28-year-old also holds various world records for his football skills.

He added: “I was doing some stuff for Soccer Aid a couple of years ago and was asked if I’d be interested in doing something like this for UNICEF.

“We don’t have a target but we are just aiming to raise as much as possible and have had great support everywhere we have been.”

To sponsor Dan Magness’ challenge visit www.unicef.org.uk/Latest/News/Dans-World-Record-challenge/