Jack White from Southampton is raising money for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
A choir master from Southampton has begun a charity challenge which will see him listen to nothing but Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ for the next four days.
Twenty-three-year-old Jack White began the challenge at midday today (October 16) and will finish at 3pm on Monday (October 19). It is estimated that he will listen to the 1980s hit 2,500 times.
The song was selected by the public after they were tasked with finding the most annoying song possible. Runners up in the contest were Frozen song ‘Let It Go and Eduard Khil’s ‘Trololo’.
Rules of the challenge include the fact that White cannot speak, read a book, browse the internet or even have a bath for the next four days.
“I’m not really much of a Rick Astley fan and I definitely won’t be after Monday,” said White, who is raising money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. His nephew has type 1 diabetes.
White will be staying in Southampton’s Highfield House hotel and aims to raise £2,000. The event is being live streamed on YouTube all weekend. Watch live below.
“I’ve worked really closely with a psychotherapist who donated her time and it has helped me to know how to be still, because I don’t know how to do that – I’m always doing something and always talking,” White told BBC News. “Rick Astley is probably not going to be my best friend by Monday afternoon.”