Our Hospitals Charity has set the people and businesses of Teesside a burpee challenge, which will get the heart racing and help to raise funds for an exciting new cardio research unit at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
Are you up to the Burpee Challenge?
- COMPLETE 10 burpees
- TAKE a photo of video of you doing the challenge
- SHARE it on social media using #NHSBurpeeChallenge
- TAG 10 friends
- DONATE £10 to The James Cook University Hospital Cardio Appeal by texting HEARTAPPEAL to 70085. Texts cost £10 plus network charge.
One challenge can make the difference
Ben Murphy, head of Our Hospitals Charity, said: “Do you want to get fit and save lives? Then join The James Cook University Hospital Burpee Challenge!”
“Businesses across the region have already started competing against each other to see if they can meet our challenge and raise as much cash as possible for our appeal.
“All money raised will go to the James Cook Hospital Cardio Appeal, which aims to raise £650,000 to create a new unit at the hospital focusing on research that will prevent heart attacks and help countless people in our region.
Although we've had lots of very generous people take up the challenge, we need more!
“We want people to film or post a photo of themselves doing the challenge using the hashtag #NHSBurpeeChallenge, tag 10 friends, then make a £10 donation.
“We will share the best entries across our Facebook and Twitter channels, so whether you’re a business, gym, sports club, school, or someone who enjoys a bit of healthy competition, get involved and donate to this fantastic cause.”
Not for you? You can still help!
For those who feel the burpee challenge is not for them but want to help with the appeal, there are lots of ways to get involved.