The Longest Beat

By Paul Bondsfield

I'm fundraising for a great cause!

You may or may not know that cancer has visited my family on more than one occasion in the past with both my Dad and my Uncle Alan succumbing to prostate cancer, and very recently has come back. 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Kiwi men and the third highest cause of cancer death in men. Every year more than 4,000 men in New Zealand are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Every donation I receive means the Prostate Cancer Foundation NZ can continue to help by funding research, provide education and offer support services for men and their families living with prostate cancer. 

To help raise funds, I am going to attempt to break the Guinness World Record for a marathon drumming session (last broken in 2015) by playing for a total of 144 hours, or exactly six days non stop in March 2023.

Please donate whatever you can, and share this attempt across all your social channels. Follow The Longest Beat on Facebook for updates

Thank you for your support, it means a huge amount.


My Updates

Guinness World Record

Thursday 10th Nov
So, it's now official. I've had the nod from the guys at Guinness World Records and the attempt is logged, tagged, bagged and definitely on.
The paperwork is comprehensive - and I'm going to need a range of support people during the event, such as timekeepers, witnesses, stewards etc, so please, please if you can be there, I'd love to see you.
If you can share this post and my earlier one too, I'd appreciate it. It's time to start building momentum and a crew.


Thursday 10th Nov

Thank you to my Supporters


Cash Donations

Cash donations from Sylvia Park




Craig Presland

Well done Paul, happy to make a small donation.




Warkworth Butchery

Well done Paul!solid 👌


Paddy Cooper

Well done Paul.


Marcia Nisbett

Having 3 adult sons makes me very aware of prostate cancer. Thankfully they don't have it and they do get checked. Well done Paul..


Sara Rutch

Well done Paul


Elizabeth Howell

Hope you get well soon, Paul. A good beat!


Simon Bondsfield

Great effort. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you look so knackered !!


Christopher Hammond




Kylie Keane

What a mammoth effort! You’ve got this Paul!


Cliff Swailes

When it's all over, maybe listen to the Genesis track - Conversations with Two Stools. Good on ya brother. It's a hell of a challenge and we are with you all the way - in spirit.


S. Stewart


Shane Hantler



The Pink Painter

You are a great man. I appreciate your efforts. Good luck


Mel Stewart

Keep going mate. Excellent effort. We are rooting for you and your family.


Imogen Johnston

Awesome cause mate so impressive


David & Annmarie Worth

Good Luck!



You got this man!!


Suzannah Mcfall


Sarah Craig

We will be thinking of you and willing you on. Very proud to have you as my brother xx


Creative Store

From The Creative Store.


Kent Briggs

Bang that drum ya legend!


The 24-hour Shorter Beat

Funds from the 24 hour Shorter Beat. Thanks to those who dropped money in the bucket



Very proud of you for doing this amazing. In memory of two fabulous men Roy and Allan. Loads of love xxx


Colin Mcgregor

God Luck Paul - and a great cause - you will smash it!