On Saturday 6th May 2017, Royal Marine Richie, together with 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.
Why? Because they are raising funds for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.
John was a brother Royal Marine who died on active service in Afghanistan and the foundation set up in his memory gives young people the chance to develop as individuals and achieve their ambitions in life. Since 2008 more than 1250 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 come 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 other fantastic prizes too.
If you'd rather avoid the 'Press Up' bit you can still help by coming along to support them on the day or support the charity by donating on Team Richie's JustGiving page below.
Training is going well and the Team would like to thank Ferndown Leisure Centre for providing the venue. Thanks must 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.
Richie is a great supporter of the JTYAF. He has rowed 150,000 metres on a rowing machine, cycled 350 miles on a static bike and ran 46 miles on a treadmill, all to raise money for the JTYAF in store at Sainsbury's Ferndown, . 30,000 Press Ups takes place on Saturday 6th May and they are going to smash it! The JTYAF will be in store all weekend from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th May. See you there!