A dad is hoping to serve up a Guinness World Record for the highest number of squash games played in one go.

Simon Fisher, director of engineering company Electroserv, based on Lyme Green Business Park, is taking on the mammoth challenge to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) after losing his father-in-law, Alan Brown, to the disease in 2012.

And the father-of-one, 33, is seeking players to help him break the existing record for the most consecutive squash singles matches played against multiple opponents. The record is held by Piotr Misilo from Poland, who played 100 people in just over 17 hours.

Simon, who lives near Leek with his wife Zoe and their 18-month-old daughter Alana, said: “Everyone thinks I’m mad but the help MNDA gave to Alan and our family during his illness and after his death is something I’d like as many people to have as possible. The quicker a cure is found for this horrible disease, the better.”

He added: “I’m a bit over-awed by the challenge as I’ll be putting my body through something it’s never even got close to.

“But my biggest challenge at the moment is finding 150 people to play against.

“I’ve already got about 50 volunteers but we need 101 to beat the record and I can’t play the same person more than once.”

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During the record attempt Simon will take just five minutes break an hour. He said: “I’ve lost two and a half stone since New Year’s Day by following a special diet. I’ve not had a piece of bread or an alcoholic drink since then.

“I’ve been training seven to eight hours at a time by walking on a treadmill through the night and on Saturday I’ll play squash for 12 hours straight.”

Simon, who has played the game since his teenage years, is looking for opponents of any level over the age of 16.

Volunteers can also play each other and there will be coach tuition available.

There will be a bar serving food and drink, family activities and an outdoor play area for children.

The world record attempt will take place from 9am on Saturday, April 9 until the early hours of Sunday, April 10 at Prestbury Squash and Racketball Club. To play or donate visit simon4mnda.com . Donation buckets will also be available on the day.