Andrew’s impressive challenge

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Rockinghorse supporter Andrew Finnegan is taking part in an ambitious charity challenge to complete 47,000 press-ups in 2016.

Andrew, 46, from Faygate near Horsham, was inspired to take on the difficult challenge of an average 128 press-ups every day for a year to raise money for sick children in Sussex. He is even hoping to complete the challenge in time for his 47th birthday in October.

A keen supporter of our charity, Andrew has previously taken part in a number of challenges to support us over the past three years, including the Thames Path Valley Challenge and a coastal trek.

Speaking of his 2016 challenge, Andrew said: “It was on my 46th birthday in October that I had a dig at my boy (Ruari, pictured with me, above) for not doing press-ups properly and he challenged me to do better.  After a bit of negotiation mixed with bravado and middle-aged panic, we settled on 47,000 press-ups in the year to my 47th birthday, aiming to raise £470.  I’m currently 9,000 down, 38,000 to go and have transformed from a bald, middle-aged, overweight man into a bald, middle-aged, overweight man with sore shoulders.”

As the official fundraising arm of the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital and a vital support of the Trevor Mann Baby Unit in Brighton, we raise money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst also ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs.

To make a donation to Andrew’s Just Giving page, please visit

If you’re feeling inspired to take part in your own charity challenge, visit our events page by clicking here, or email for more information.

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