A group of friends from Chorleywood have set themselves a challenge to raise money for their primary school and for Keech Hospice Care.
The six year 1 pupils have been doing 100 burpees a day – 18,000 in between them – for the whole month of October, all for charity.
Kate Butler, mum of six year old Albie, who came up with the idea said: “It was my son Albie discovering a love for burpees, he asked me if he could do 100 a day and I said if you really want to, it would be a good opportunity to raise some money and I suggested to get some friends on board as well.
“He asked around and the six of them are doing it together. Albie’s doing really well but he started to realise it really is a challenge, so he has broken it down to 20-30 at times but he’s on track.”
Kate added that the initial target of £500 has been already smashed. At the time of writing the pupils have managed to raise £750 and the new target is of £1,000.
Speaking about why Albie picked Keech Hospice as charity, Kate said: “Sadly my mom passed away and she was looked after in a hospice, it wasn’t a local hospice though. Keech is a hospice, it’s a charity shop in Chorleywood he enjoys visiting. He wanted to support it because he knows it supports people who are in a similar position as his nana, which is very sweet.”
To donate search for “18,000 Burpees for October” on Gofundme.com