It’s official! Dermot O’Leary’s world record is smashed!!!

December 12, 2008

Yes, that’s right. It’s official …

This week mymission2 received confirmation from Guinness that they smashed the world record time for 2 people to burst 100 balloons. Their new record is a lightning fast 12.25 seconds which shaved 12 seconds off the original record set by Dermot O’Leary and Alan Conely on the Paul O’Grady show in 2006.

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

"We are pleased to confirm that you have set the new Guinness World Record for Fastest time to pop 100 balloons"

And below is the certificate to prove it!

The record for the fastest time to pop 100 balloons was 12.25 seconds achieved by David Ashford and Charles Ferrand (both UK) in Bishop's Park, Fulham, London, UK, on 27 August 2008

Official certificate from Guinness World Records

There’s a reason behind mymission’s crazy challenge. The project came about because of a “mission” which was posted on the website “to become a world record holder”.

“A large part of our success in breaking this record is down to the support received from the users of the mymission2 site where everybody helps each other to achieve their goals; even if their mission is to break a world record!” explains David Ashford, CEO of mymission2.

David and Will are feeling very pleased with themselves … but … is a rematch on the cards?

Watch the record attempt video here.

See the original blog post here.

Press release is available here.

For more information or to request a press release in another format, please email us.


Looking chic on the cheap for charity

December 2, 2008

We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the official mymission2 Beat The Credit Crunch Calendar 2009 which will be sold online from the UK and the USA (but can be delivered anywhere in the world).

While homelessness is growing around the world, charities are feeling the squeeze of the global credit crunch. Here at Mission Control we are offering a helping hand to homelessness charities with the launch of this exclusive calendar.

And that’s not all! Because we are celebrating reaching 100,000 members this week we also pledge to  donate:

  • a further £50,000 to Shelter when we sell 50,000 calendars in the UK, making a total UK donation of £100,000
  • a further $25,000 to The National Alliance To End Homelessness when we sell 50,000 calendars in the US, making a total US donation of $100,000

The calendar highlights the fact that you can look fabulous even when you are on a budget and help charity at the same time. We all need to tighten our belts in the current economic climate and looking chic on the cheap is a good way to start. The models featured in the calendar are ordinary people who are keen to offer advice – serious or otherwise – on how to cope, have fun and look great on little or no cash. Professional stylists dressed the models from top-to-toe using clothing and accessories from charity and vintage shops.

Our sincere thanks go to:

View a short “behind the scenes” documentary about the making of the calendar, which includes interviews with the stylists and models.

The calendar is a fantastic and unique gift for Christmas.


It’s December!

December 1, 2008
It’s December! Traditionally this is the time for tacky advent calendars complete with the oily aftertaste of low-grade chocolate.

Well, not this year ….

Here at Mission Control we do things a little differently and our 2008 Advent Calendar is filled with special missions for you to complete as you count down the days to Christmas. It’s fun, environmentally friendly and completely free so send it to everyone you know! It will definitely brighten up their December.

This is our gift to you to celebrate reaching 100,000 missioners.

mymission2 2008 Advent Calendar

Thank you and happy missioning!

The mymission2 team.


Missioner Laura’s guerrilla tactics

November 27, 2008

One of our top missioners, Laura, has promised to wear a mymission2 T-shirt for a whole week and visit landmarks in her local area including Wembley Stadium! Laura’s idea is intended to raise awareness about mymission2 and highlight the positive work we do here.

Chris, Laura & Halliday

Chris, Laura & Halliday

Her challenge doesn’t end there though. If she is successful in her current challenge, the busy bee has already planned for challenge no.2 – to throw a mymission2 party in her local town!

Watch this space …


Tracy’s special grant – the handover!

November 26, 2008

Many congratulations to Tracy who won the mymission2 grant in October.

Publicity Activist Halliday and Mission Controller Chris paid Tracy and her friend Laura a visit to hand over a Dell PC with monitor.

Chris, Laura, Tracy & Halliday

Chris, Laura, Tracy & Halliday


Photos from “find new DJ talent” competition

November 18, 2008

Sorry they took so long to get posted … but here are the best pics from our amazing “find new DJ talent” competition. Click on any of the thumbnails below to enlarge and then hit your browser’s back button to return to this page.

All the DJs were absolutely blinding, but a special mention goes to our prize winner Benji (aka Ben Strafford) and our very own Halliday. There’s no doubt that everybody had a very special night.

Thanks to everyone!


Announcing the winner of our “discover an artistic genius” competition

October 31, 2008

Thank you to all our missioners who submitted designs and ideas for the “discover an artistic genius” competition. Erm, we didn’t find a winning design but we did find a winning idea.

The winner is … Tracy who came up with this:

We then put our creative genius John to work and he turned Tracy’s idea into something that we will use as the mymission2 Christmas card:

A special thanks to Tracy.

Tracy, there’ll be a (very) small something winging its way to you soon.