SMASHED IT: Firefighter Andrew McKenzie and his associates smashed the problem on the occasion in Hitchin (Image: Claudia Griffin Photography)
A group of enthusiastic health fanatics took on a bodily problem to boost consciousness of males’s well being points, making it look simple as they surpassed their authentic purpose.
Led by firefighter and GoFiit Nutrition proprietor Andrew McKenzie, the group of associates accomplished a monumental 14,000 push-ups in below three hours on the open air-event in Market Square in Hitchin. Not content material with smashing their goal, the super-fit fundraisers went on to finish 20,000 push-ups, with Andrew making his approach by way of at the very least 1,000 of them on his personal.
Speaking concerning the fundraising problem, Andrew stated: “Thank you to everybody that got here alongside and supported us. It meant so much to us and helped us go that additional mile to smash the goal.”
The 14,000 Challenge was launched by East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity and takes its inspiration from Prostate Cancer UK analysis, which estimates that roughly 14,000 males within the UK have gone untested for prostate most cancers due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Previous NHS analysis has discovered that half of individuals delayed going to see their GP in the course of the top of the pandemic as a result of they didn’t wish to burden the well being service.
The drop can also be compounded by the truth that early prostate most cancers not often has signs that will immediate males to go to their GP. If identified early, prostate most cancers could be very treatable.
Organiser Andrew, was delighted to see the charity occasion obtain a lot assist from the area people. He stated: “I’m so happy with my group. We did this to assist increase consciousness of males’s well being, particularly in getting checked for prostate most cancers and from the suggestions we acquired, we did simply that.
“We are nonetheless elevating cash by way of our JustGiving web page, if anybody needs to donate.
“We’d additionally prefer to thank Driift for donating T-shirts, DSigns for donating the banner and The Yoga Shed, Alex Goulding, MiBodyX, Archers Gym and Hitchin swimming pool, Rise Gym in Stevenage and Welwyn Garden City, Maddocks Training, Daisy’s Kitchen and Stevenage Family Butchers for all kindly donating raffle prizes.”
East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals’ Charity, which helps Hertford County Hospital, Lister Hospital, Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and the New QEII Hospital, is inviting folks to tackle their very own 14,000 Challenge – be it 14,000 steps, 14,000 lengths and even 14,000 kilometres – to boost funds to assist males’s well being initiatives.
More details about the 14,000 Challenge is accessible here.
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