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An exhausted but elated Ben Walton left ASDA in Andover with his head held high this weekend after breaking the world record for ironing endurance. Ben kicked off the record attempt first thing on Wednesday morning and was ironing, day and night, until Saturday morning.
Morphy Richards approached Ben, who already held the ironing endurance world record, to attempt the 75 hour challenge as part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations, as Morphy Richards all started in July 1936 with the manufacture and production of irons.
Ben, who owns a dry cleaners shop in Andover, ironed well over 1,000 items during the record attempt using his trusty Morphy Richards Comfigrip which has been up to the top of Ben Nevis with him as well as the top of the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth where he has undertaken ironing stunts this year.
Ben thanked everyone who supported him throughout the four day marathon, including everyone who left good luck messages and words of support on the Morphy Richards Facebook page.
Ben also used the world record attempt as an opportunity to support a charity that is very close to his heart, The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire. You can still donate to the cause at www.justgiving.com/Ben-Walton2