TTHE family of a brave Bury six-year-old has been helping thousands of residents get into the Guinness World Records this week - all from the comfort of their living room.

Quiz host Tom Finkill, 37, has been looking to break the record for the longest online quiz stream, to raise funds for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity.

Tom’s daughter Sofia was treated for ‘floating leg’, a disconnected hip joint called developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH).

Gemma, 39, Sofia’s mum, said: “Sofia isn’t a stranger to hospitals but she takes everything in her stride with a big cheeky smile.

“She had periorbital cellulitis when she was three months old, which is a common eye infection that unfortunately spread, and she needed hospital intervention.

“Then when she was three she got pneumonia and needed oxygen to save her life.

“She doesn’t let things get in her way - she bounces around and is full of energy all the time.”

Tom, also a dad to son Charlie, 11, said: “In order to break the record we need to have a constant online quiz stream running for more than 48 hours.

“So as long as we hit 48 hours and one minute we’ll be okay. But I want people to know they don’t have to be part of the quiz that whole time.

“They can drop in and out when they want. As long as we have a minimum of 10 teams playing at a time, we’ll still qualify for the record.

“Obviously I can’t stay awake that long either, so there will be some special guest hosts as I can nap for an hour or two.”

The quiz was due to run until 9pm last night.

Georgia Sleigh, community fundraising officer at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Charity, said: “Sofia is such an inspiration and her smiley face and optimism should be what Tom and all the quizzers keep in mind - especially when they’re trying to stay awake.”