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Palmers Green man’s 3,000 push-ups mission to help fight cancer

Alex Atherton hopes to raise at least £2,000 for Cancer Research UK as he does 100 push-ups every day in November

Alex is doing push-ups at various Palmers Green shops and businesses
Alex is doing push-ups at various Palmers Green shops and businesses

A former secondary school headteacher is doing 100 push-ups every day this month in a bid to raise £2,000 for a cancer charity.

Alex Atherton has already raised more than £1,600 for Cancer Research UK after visiting a number of shops and businesses in Palmers Green to do his push-ups and raise awareness of the challenge.

Some of the places Alex has been seen flexing his muscles include B&Q, My Time Cafe, Sainsbury’s, Anthony Webb Estate Agents and Diagnostic Motors. Of course, he’s also been doing doing push-ups at the Cancer Research charity shop in Green Lanes.


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Alex said he had done little preparation prior the challenge as his average number of daily push-ups prior to November had been “zero”.

Explaining his motivation, he said: “My reason for doing it is that my younger sister has been suffering with bowel cancer for six years, and has had two major operations plus more than 50 chemotherapy treatments.

“Cancer Research UK provides over half the funds to support the battle against this terrible disease. I am proud to represent them and grateful for everyone who can donate to my fundraiser or at least share what I’m doing with others.”

Alex was a headteacher at two schools in inner London before becoming a coach supporting leaders in the public sector.

Support Alex’s 3,000 push-ups in November challenge for Cancer Research UK:
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alex4cancerresearch.com


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