Leane's calling for a good cause
By KIRSTY ALLEN
A GUINNESS World Record attempt at Red Rock next week is sure to attract a lot of attention as Leane McLachlan tries to break the record for the longest continuous calling of bingo.
To succeed in her attempt, the Corindi woman will need to call bingo for 78 hours with only one ten minute rest break every four hours.
Despite the obvious ramifications of going without sleep for 78 hours, her doctor has advised her to refrain from speaking for 24 hours prior to protect her voice.
She has called bingo at events in the past but said she was certainly no professional and was unsure how her voice would hold up.
Despite a trained medical officer remaining on-site to ensure she came to no harm, Mrs McLachlan said she was approaching the event with only a small amount of trepidation.
"We've got to be positive about this but the last 24 hours will certainly be an experience," she said.
"It will hopefully be worth it."
She is the secretary of the Red Rock-Corindi Surf Life Saver Club and came up with the idea as a way to raise $20,000 as quickly as possible so they could finish building their club house before its opening on January 13.
The record attempt is being held at the Yarrawarra Convention Centre on Red Rock Road, starting at 8am next Thursday and finishing the following Sunday.
Anyone wanting to play is invited to come along.
Sessions start every two hours, there are 30 games in a session and it costs $10 per session for a full book with over $10,000 in prizes to be won.
Mrs McLachlan is still accepting donations of products, services or money to use as prizes and she can be contacted on 6649 1248.