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2021 Push-Up Challenge breaks record

25-06-2021 Category: General Posted by: emily.roberts

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Throughout June, participants across the country have rallied together to complete the Push-Up Challenge, raising awareness of the 3,318 Australians who died by suicide in 2019.

Over the course of 25 days, 133 people signed up to support headspace Bathurst, raising over $6,596 for the centre and completing over 184,109 push-ups.

Jake Byrne, headspace Bathurst Community Engagement Coordinator says the response has been incredible.

“It’s been heart-warming to see so many people get involved and recognise the importance of mental health,” Mr Byrne said.

Across Australia, over $6 million has been raised in 2021, and that number is expected to rise as donations remain open for a few more days.

“It was incredible to see so many local businesses and community members get involved in the Push-Up Challenge, it proved to be a great event that brought many people together,” Mr Byrne said.

All money raised for headspace Bathurst will go back into providing youth friendly support, social and education services for local young people.

If you missed your chance to complete the challenge but still want to donate to your local headspace centre, visit the Push-Up Challenge website and search for the centre name.

For more information about headspace Bathurst visit https://headspace.org.au/headspace-centres/bathurst/ or follow them on Facebook.

headspace Bathurst operates through lead agency Marathon Health, and is supported by funding from Western NSW Primary Health Network through the Australian Government’s PHN Program.

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