As sung by legendary Australian musician Paul Kelly, “From little things, big things grow,” which couldn’t be truer for the Push-Up Challenge. Born in 2017 by founder Nick Hudson as an opportunity for him and his mates to get fit, it’s since grown to a huge initiative helping Australians get fit, get together, and potentially help people suffering from mental health issues.
Since 2017 (and through Hudson’s own health scares), the challenge has gone from 50,000 people in 2019 raising $2.5M for mental health, to over 130,000 people in 2020 raising $5.1M and completing over 121 million push-ups in the process!
This year you can join the push-up challenge and join team Lifeline WA in the process by completing 3139 push-ups over 24 days, 3139 being the devastating number of Australians lost to suicide in 2020.
By teaming up with Lifeline WA you’ll be helping raise awareness about suicide prevention, start vital conversations around mental health, and help Lifeline continue to provide critical serves to West Australians, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Sure it’s a big number of push-ups, but the benefits for not only your health but the wider community cannot be underestimated, plus that number gets easier if you get a team together to help you (and have some fun with in the process)!
Get involved today and register LIfeline WA as your charity of choice via THIS LINK.
All photos: Stephen Heath Photography