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Julian Goodkind to do 10,000 press ups at Laboratory Gym, Hendon, for Grief Encounter
If the thought of spending a weekend exercising makes you weary and tired, spare a thought for the man who will be doing 10,000 press ups for charity.
Julian Goodkind, of Theobold Street, Borehamwood, is preparing to take on the gruelling challenge to raise cash for bereavement charity Grief Encounter, tomorrow and Sunday.
The 31-year-old said he knows the unique stunt will be a tough one, but feels his determination to support the charity has spurred him to carry on.
He said: “I was supposed to do it last month but had to postpone it due to health reasons, so I am really excited to get going now.
“I am a little bit nervous but I think I am ready – I feel good, healthy and fit so I know everything will be okay.”
Mr Goodkind, a music producer, knows firsthand the importance of the charity because he lost his dad, Wallace, when he was 12-years-old to a sudden heart attack.
So far, he has raised £2,300 in his dad’s memory but is hopeful he will be able to reach his target of £2,500 before the heart-pumping event.
He added: “A lot of people have supported me and I want to thank everyone who has sponsored me. “It is not about me though, it is about the charity and I want to do my best to help it out.
People are invited to come along and cheer Mr Goodkind on this Saturday and Sunday at the Laboratory Gym, Mill Hill.
To sponsor him, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Julian-Goodkind