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 www.justgiving.com/Andrew-Finnegan2.

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

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