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Clapham Junction fundraiser aims to break world record for burpees – South London News


A charity fundraiser will on Saturday May 29 try to bust 8,718 burpees over a 12-hour interval to increase cash and consciousness for an area charity that makes use of boxing to assist younger individuals.

Tom Putnam try to break the Guinness Book of World Records for probably the most burpees in a 12-hour interval will likely be supported by 12 Rounds Boxing Club on St John’s Hill.

Tom is setting himself a private problem of doing simply over 12 burpees a minute for 12 straight hours after being impressed final summer season to do 2,600 burpees in a day as a part of the two.6 Challenge to assist help charities by means of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tom is supporting two charities by means of this world-breaking try:

  • Masanga Hospital in Sierra Leone, gives care to a catchment of 440,000 individuals in a rustic with solely 200 medical docs. Through the assistance of volunteer docs and beneficiant donations, they will present well being care to the native inhabitants and coaching to native docs and nurses.
  • Carney’s Community works to assist deprived and excluded younger individuals in and round Battersea, utilizing sport (particularly boxing) and mentoring to cut back offending, re-offending and delinquent expertise, as an alternative giving them the abilities, self-discipline and self-respect they want to set their lives on a greater trajectory.

George Turner, CEO, Carney’s Community stated, “We have been amazed to hear of Tom’s unbelievable problem and to discover out that Carney’s was certainly one of his causes.  It’s so necessary for our members to see that there are individuals on the market who need to assist them, and it is a nice instance.  It has been a troublesome yr with the pandemic, however with help like this we are able to keep on offering companies for these most in want.  We will likely be rooting for Tom on the day and will likely be doing a little burpees alongside him to present our help.”

The record-breaking burpee problem will happen on Clapham Common on the Pear Tree Café close to the bandstand from 08:00 – 20:00.

12 Rounds Boxing Club will likely be available providing a particular ‘boxing and burpee’ class all through the morning, which can happen alongside of Tom’s record-breaking burpee take a look at. The value of this particular class will likely be donated and match-funded by 12 Rounds Boxing Club to assist increase cash for Tom’s charities.

Kat Hamilton, Founder/Owner, 12 Rounds Boxing, stated: “I’m not stunned that Tom is taking over this monumental problem. Our superb members problem themselves day by day while studying to field, many occasions adapting their way of life for higher well being and wellbeing within the course of, after which finally some select to get into the ring for a boxing match.

“Tom’s dedication with this burpee problem is what 12 Rounds Boxing is all about. You should imagine to succeed and matched with the correct coaching; something is feasible. The coaches have been serving to to put together Tom for this large enterprise and we’re proud to find a way to assist him increase important funds for these two charities.”

Tom Putnam, stated: “This previous yr has been like no different and the pandemic has actually been a matter of life and loss of life for so many individuals across the world, in addition to right here within the UK, so I needed to problem myself with this bold try so I might increase help for two causes which have continued to be there for these in want all through the coronavirus disaster.

“My brother, a volunteer physician on the superb Masanga Hospital, has shared first-hand with me the challenges of offering much-needed care to a rustic with such restricted healthcare provision, and Carney’s Community is constant to do its finest to assist make an actual distinction to younger individuals proper right here in Battersea once they’ve wanted it most.”

Get concerned on this Guinness Book of World Records burpee try on the day by signing up for a 12 Rounds Boxing Club ‘boxing and burpee’ class or help Tom together with his problem by visiting his Just Giving web page.


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