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A press-up challenge

Employees from the guarding contractor Incentive Lynx Security will be putting their strength to the test by taking part in a 10,000 press-up challenge for charity. A team of six security personnel, led by Contract Manager Shaun Wall, will look to complete the challenge in less than four hours at King’s Cross station on Friday, March 28. It’s to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

King’s Cross station was a logical choice to stage the event as the guard firm, part of the Incentive FM Group, provides building and estate security services at King’s Cross Central, the nearby development project managed by Broadgate Estates.

The challenge kicks off at 10:30am and the team is encouraging people to come along and cheer them on. On the day supporters will also have the chance to win a number of gym memberships that have been donated by fitness clubs across London.

Shaun, who thought up and organised the challenge, has been training every other day for two months to prepare. He has gained a stone in weight through muscle gain.

He said: “We wanted to organise a fundraising event with a difference – it’s not every day you see a team of men completing 10,000 press-ups in a busy London train station! To make the challenge even harder only one team member will be able to complete press-ups at any one time. Everybody knows someone, whether a family member or friend, who has been affected by cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support is a wonderful charity and we want to raise as much money as possible for this worthwhile cause. We are hoping people can dig deep and give us more incentive to complete this monstrous task.”

If you would like to support the challenge and donate, visit the team’s Just Giving page at: People will also have the opportunity to donate at King’s Cross station on the day.


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