While Celebrities and dignitaries were enjoying a balmy day in Windsor watching Harry and Meghan tie the knot, the members of Adstockistan’s Forces Fitness Farm (FFF) were attempting a gruelling press-up challenge in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).
In conjunction with a tea and cake stall for those who wanted to watch the wedding, the aim was to complete 1000 press-ups each in 8 hours, approximately 10 every 5 minutes. Some who had other commitments throughout the day completed as many as they could in the time they could spare and there were a number of guest press-uppers adding to an impressive final tally of 8351.
This was the culmination of a years training mainly in Adstockistan Orchard under the expert guidance of ‘Muscles’ Mike and we really surprised ourselves how far we had come in that time, from just a few, badly executed press-ups to over 1000!!
Throughout the year, along with the delicious cakes and Tea put on so generously by members of the village hall committee, £700 has been raised and we are still counting!
Thank you to all involved, the participants, supporters, Muscles Mike for his encouragement and patience and to those who baked the fantastic cakes that kept us fuelled up.