25 push-ups for 25 days

By Herbert Fong

Push up push up!

Kia Ora awesome people,

you must be wondering what this is all about…

Firstly, a little bit about 25 push-up for 25 days challenge.

This is floating around social media, so I thought we might as well set up a page to raise money for the cause as well as raise awareness.  Certainly during testing times like this with the lockdown and COVID-19 it brings focus to our wellbeing. Mental health is big part of that.  

As these challenges go viral across the internet, lets show support by doing push ups and challenging friends to stay active during the lockdown. Doing so is a reminder to them that it is ok to talk to us about shit that isn't usually spoken about.

We have decided to participate in 25 push-ups for 25 days challenge  to help support the work of the Mental Health Foundation.
This will be a challenge for us - but every day can be a challenge for people who may not have the resources they need to maintain a positive well-being and function well in their everyday lives.

Now the important stuff, the why:
Nearly 50% of New Zealanders will experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, and I don’t want them to face it on their own. Your donation will help the Mental Health Foundation of Aotearoa provide people, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and well-being.

We want to raise as much as we can, so please donate today!

Every little bit counts!

Thank you in advance,

People in lockdown doing push-ups

 

MAURI TU, MAURI ORA.


*Anyone doing the challenge, feel free to use this page/share link on your push up video posts,  set up your own, or join team (i couldn't get this working)... whatever, it's all for the same cause.


Social Media Text:

We will be conducting 25 push-ups for 25 days to help raise awareness for things such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety and depression that drive people to commit suicide.

The rules are simple:
*Once you are nominated your 25 days starts the following day.
*Everyday you record yourself doing 25 push-ups even if you have to drop to your knees to get 25
*Every day you must nominate a different person.

My Achievements

Added profile pic

Shared page

First five donations

Half way to goal

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My Updates

Still getting these awesome notifications

Sunday 7th Jun
Wow I can't believe that just a couple a month ago the country went into lockdown and some bored folk began doing this social media pushup challenge.
It's awesome to think that the idea to start this page could lead to raising $1567 and counting to this charity.
Thank you to everyone that has done the challenge, shared the link, supporting the cause.  You are a bunch of lockdown legends!

Thank you to my Supporters

$26

Cameron Mcdougall

$52

Ian Yussuf

$20

Howard Lai

I'd rather give money than move my butt off the couch

$10.40

Agnes Liufau

$10.40

Anonymous

$26

Jc

$15

Reuben Tilley

$26

Colette Pienaar

$26

Lasercare

$26

Mary Mainland

$100

Anonymous

$10.40

Kirsty Head

♥️♥️

$4

Anonymous

$25

Ana Taukolo

❤️ completed! ❤️ God bless xo

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Anonymous

$26

Roseanne

Sending love to all ❤️

$26

Anonymous

Keep up the good work

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Lauren

Thanks for sharing! Lauren

$50

Shinehah Igatia

$15.60

Anonymous

$10

Jane Amornsirinapha

Well done! I accepted the challenge from my gym trainer so might as well support your cause ?

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Anonymous

Unity

$20.80

Evelyn Mar

Good job cuz!!! ????

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Natalie Dent

$26

Kavita

Good effort!

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Anonymous

$20.80

Ross Logan

$26

Manish Patel

Good work my man! You're a goot guy.

$10.40

Tim

Good job guys!

$31.20

Anonymous

$26

Anonymous

Well done for starting this. I think that the challange really is meaningless unless it actually promotes an organisation like Mental Health Foundation. Otherwise we all did pushups for nothing.

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Jono & Snowy

Awesome effort!!

$26

Jesse Atatai

$50

It’sthatboycarsoni Theoneandonly

My jumpshot is wet like watta

$26

Ryan P

$15

Michelle Burke

❤️

$26

Manuia Timu-curreen

You’ll be forever missed my dear little sister Ria! Wish you were still here ?❤️

$25

Eli Leaupepe

It OK to ask for help ??

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Anonymous

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Faatuatua Pulepule

Hi there. This is Rev Pulepule. I’m am disappointed to see many people misinterpreted the purpose of doing push ups without donating any funds. Push ups is going wild and people use is to challenging others. Please reply to my question. Is PTSD part of MHO NZ? Thanks

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Ateleita Niupalau

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Anonymous

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Josh Shong

Great stuff Herbs! Fully support you and awesome stuff for speaking out and raising awareness!

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Matt Asi-pasitoa

You’re not alone! There’s always someone to talk to. There’s always someone out there who wants to help.

$10.40

Karlee Gray

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John Katrina Caldwell

Well done great cause! Go Reade

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Reade Cassin

Great idea bro ?

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Herbert Fong

$100

Giovanni Fortunato