During the course of the attempt, Andy's hip became very sore and he reached a point after 12 hours where, reluctantly, he felt that he could no longer continue.
Andy said: "I am very disappointed, but the pain became too much to handle. I am very grateful to my principal sponsors Yamaha who loaned me some amazing kit, to Dawsons Music for their support and to The Academy Basingstoke."
"On the up side, I have helped The Academy to raise money for Pudsey Bear and I am discussing with Guinness World Records if I have still set a new record as I was playing unrehearsed to music. That will take a while to negotiate so we are in suspense! In the meantime, I hope the good people of Basingstoke will come along to support Danny Dee and the pool record breakers in their terrific efforts to get into the record books whilst raising money for Children In Need" Andy added.
The Academy's fundraising efforts reach a climax on Saturday 18th November at 8pm when Danny should reach his 120-hour goal. After the celebrations, local singer Karen-Ana will launch her new CD written by Pete Staples, formerly of the 60's mega-band The Troggs. Pete and Karen-Ana will then judge a karaoke competition in aid of Children In Need.
Full details are available on The Academy website (www.academyclubs.com)
Note to Editors
There are three Academy's currently in the South - Basingstoke, Boscombe and Eastleigh. All operate 24 hours, 7 days a week, and offer extensive Snooker, Pool and Nine Ball. Uniquely to The Academy venues, they now show live premiership football on Saturday & Sunday afternoons. In addition to this, professional Darts are available as well as huge satellite screens with surround sound showing live sporting events. Discreet but loaded fruit machines offer maximum payouts and that all-important thrill! The Fun Bars with their light refreshing décor offer a variety of entertainment for all ages, definitely not to be missed! The Basingstoke venue also boasts a function room and superb Chinese Restaurant.
Further details of Modern Romance can be found at www.modernromance.com
Further details of DJ Danny Dee can be found at www.dannydee.co.uk
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