A PAIR of podcasters from Bradford have held a fundraising 53-hour talkathon in a bid to break a world record in memory of one of their mothers.

Daniel Ramsden and Matthew Hall, who present The Rich in Success podcast, completed their talkathon record attempt at the weekend after starting at 7am on Friday.

Daniel said the pair started to get "delirious" around the 46-hour mark and broke into a hilarious laughing fit around 5am on the Sunday from it.

The cousins say they "know" they broke the record for the longest audio only live stream - currently standing at 52 hours - but the official ruling will take up to 12 weeks to come through.

They also raised more than £3,000 to be split between Yorkshire Cancer Research and The Brain Tumour Charity.

The fundraiser is in memory of Dan's mother, Trudy Ramsden, who died only weeks after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour in December 2006 aged 46. She worked as a control room operator with West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

Matt, a TV and stage actor and fitness coach, and Dan, a personal trainer and massage therapist, set up Rich in Success, a podcast in which they interview inspirational, well-known guests to talk about mental health, mindset, nutrition, fitness and general success in all areas of life.

The fundraiser was also held to mark the first anniversary and 100th episode of their podcast.

Speaking to the Telegraph & Argus, Daniel said: "I'm just so proud of what we've done.

"Whether they give it to us or they don't we know in our hearts we did.

"Cancer has affected everybody. It's not just something within our family. Every single family around the world is affected by cancer. We wanted to put that message out there first and foremost. With it meaning so much to us personally that's what saw us over the line. I had pictures of my Mum. She would be really proud."

When asked for the exact moment the sleep deprivation began, Daniel said: "It was around the 40 hour mark. We were just coming upto two days of no sleep whatsoever. We only took a 30 minute break. The rest of the time we were on air the whole time. We had to keep the conversation flowing the whole time.

"The main thing about Rich in Success was to connect people and empower people and to find out 'What is success to me?'. It means something to everybody individually. The content we provided over the weekend was second to none with the guests.

"I think environment is important. We were having really deep, meaningful conversations and it just kept us alive."

"It's been quite amusing seeing all the graveyard shifts we put in."

The podcast marathon featured a string of celebrity guests including Emmerdale's James Hooton, who plays Sam Dingle; Lee Brennan, lead singer of 90s boyband 911 and Bradford Bulls legends Leon Pryce, Robbie and Henry Paul and Stuart Reardon.

After the event, Daniel slept for 16 hours while Matthew was out for 18 hours.

Rich In Success sees the duo joined on their podcast by inspirational guests each week, created to help people discover their true potential and realise their long-term goals.

If you'd like to donate, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-display/showROFundraiserPage?pageId=1190824 to make a donation.

Rich in Success is on iTunes, Castbox, Google Play or via other popular podcast platforms.