On 6 May, six people will attempt to do at least 30,000 strict press-ups in 10 hours raising money for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.
On 6 May, Richie, Tom, James, Shaun, Adam and Amber will attempt to do at least 30,000 strict press-ups in 10 hours, instore at Sainsbury’s in Ferndown because they are raising funds for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.
John Thornton died on active service in Afghanistan and his family set up the foundation in his memory to give young people the chance to develop as individuals and achieve their ambitions in life. Since then more than 1,250 young people have received funding and as Richie says, “Many more youngsters deserve the chance to be the best that they can be.”
Richie wants as many people to get involved as possible, so if you’d like to support them and fancy a bit of a challenge why don’t you take on the Press-Up Challenge too?
They’re not expecting you to do 30,000! Just go along, make a donation and see how many press-ups you can do in one minute. Get your friends to sponsor you as well. The prize for the winning male and female, will be June, July and August for free at Richie’s Fitcamp. That’s about 24 sessions and worth over £100. There will be other prizes, too.
If you’d rather avoid the press-up bit, you can still help by turning up on the day or supporting the charity by donating on Team Richie’s fundraising page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/30000pressups
Training is apparently going well and the team would like to thank Ferndown Leisure Centre for providing the training venue. Thanks also go to Sainsbury’s Ferndown for hosting the event, to Overhang who will be providing free energy drinks on the day, to My Protein for supplying compression tops and LetterX for printing them.
For more information about the work of the JTYAF please visit their website at www.jtyaf.org