A set of press-ups each gym visit is enough for most people, but not for Clitheroe chartered accountant David Evans.
Mr Evans, company director of Evans Accountants, Shawbridge Street, as well as president of The Rotary Club of Clitheroe, is aiming to complete an arm-trembling 66,795 press ups in 12 months.
The challenge requires that the 62-year-old completes a daily press-up session in incremental quantities.
“I started on June 1st with one press-up,” father-of-two David explained. “On day two – two press-ups, day three – three press-ups and so on until May 31st 2015 when I’ll do 365.”
The rules are strict so days off or choosing to complete more press-ups on certain days is not allowed.
David, who is partially deaf, said he wanted to mark the fact he is president of The Rotary Club of Clitheroe this year with a personal fund-raising challenge and, at the same time, raise funds for the North West Air Ambulance which he described as “such a valuable resource to the area”.
David, who lives in Settle, completes his press-ups at home, work and the Clitheroe gym he attends – Carter Leisure in Chatburn Road where he has been supported throughout his challenge.
David’s family – wife Ann, son James and daughter Charlotte – are proud of his efforts.
“My father does so well through adversity both running his accounting business and devoting so much of his time as a Rotarian which can alone prove challenging when you’re partially deaf,” said his Charlotte.
“For my father to attempt this press-up challenge as well is inspirational and we are all extremely proud of him.”
To make a donation to David’s fund-raising challenge click on the link on Evans Accountants’ website: www.evansaccountants.com