Podcast hosts attempt record-breaking broadcast to raise money for Yorkshire Cancer Research

21 July 2020

Dan Ramsden and Matt Hall interview Emmerdale actor James Hooton for their Rich In Success podcast

Popular podcast hosts Matt Hall and Dan Ramsden will celebrate the 100th episode of their ‘Rich in Success’ podcast by attempting to break the world record for the longest live-stream broadcast.

Dan, a personal trainer, fitness and health coach, and Matt, a personal development coach and entrepreneur will begin the show from their Bradford-based studio at 7am on Friday, 24th July, with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for charity.  

They will attempt to smash the current 52-hour record for the ‘longest audio only live-stream’ broadcast with a host of special guests including Emmerdale star James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle, Coronation Street actor Peter Ash, who plays Paul Foreman, and lead singer of 90s boyband 911 Lee Brennan.

They will also be joined by leading motivational coaches Rhys and Llewellyn Davies, who are known as ‘The Terrible Twins’, BAFTA nominated actress Ruth Madeley (Years & Years, Cold Feet) and rugby league legends Robbie and Henry Paul, Leon Pryce and Stuart Reardon.

The broadcast will mark the 100th episode and first anniversary since the launch of Matt and Dan’s podcast, which features interviews with inspirational, well-known guests about mental health, mindset, nutrition, fitness and general success in all areas of life.

The cousins were inspired to take on the record-breaking challenge due to a family tragedy. In December 2006 Dan’s mother and Matt’s auntie, Trudy Ramsden, sadly passed away after suffering from a short illness with a brain tumour at just the age of 46.

Trudy Ramsden with a trophy

Matt and Dan are now hoping to raise £20,000 for Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Brain Tumour Charity in her memory. 

Matt said: “Trudy was an incredibly strong lady with an infectious laugh and bubbly personality. She served for West Yorkshire Fire Service and was at the time the second-longest serving staff member in the control room at fire service headquarters in Birkenshaw, Bradford, where she worked answering emergency calls and dispatching appliances.

“Within days of suffering severe headaches, we found out that Trudy was gravely ill. A biopsy revealed a grade four brain tumour - glioblastoma - the most aggressive form of brain cancer.

“It is her amazing spirit, high expectations and selfless nature of serving others that has inspired us to keep her memory alive and attempt such a big challenge like breaking a world record.”

Dan added: “One of the biggest lessons that she always instilled in me was that you must make sure you always pursue something that you love. That’s probably the biggest lesson that I took from my mum.

“It’s such a short life that we live and it’s so important to me that I live by that message and follow the things I’m most passionate about. Her words are evident in everything we do and the lessons we teach people and to me, that keeps her alive and brings all those conversations we had back into the room as if she were here again.” 

The record attempt will be open to the public to view. To break the record, there must not be any longer than five seconds of ‘dead air’ time throughout the duration and the show must not go offline. Volunteers will act as witnesses, working in shifts of four hours at a time.

Matt added: “We’re taking it one step at a time and will be utilising all the mind-set strategies we talk about to stay focused, positive, energised and not allow any fears to expand in our own mind. Achieving any big challenge truly is a mind-set game.”

To listen to the broadcast, search for 'Rich in Success' on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook or visit www.richinsuccess.com. A streaming link will be shared closer to the time. To donate to Yorkshire Cancer Research and the Brain Tumour Charity, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichInSuccessWorldRecord


(Picture captions: 1) Dan Ramsden and Matt Hall interview Emmerdale actor James Hooton for their Rich In Success podcast. 2) Dan’s mum Trudy passed away in 2006 after being diagnosed with a brain tumour.)

Contact: Nikki Brady, PR Manager, Yorkshire Cancer Research. Tel: 01423 877228. Email: nikki.brady@ycr.org.uk  

About Yorkshire Cancer Research

•    Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity. 
•    Current statistics show that 594 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week. 
•    Our mission is for 2,000 more people to survive cancer every year in Yorkshire. 
•    There are lots of cancer problems across the region that need to be tackled on a local level. We work in partnership with researchers, clinicians, the NHS, public health bodies and other charities to fund innovative work in three key areas: prevention, early diagnosis and treatment. 
•    For more information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

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