Aveley man raises thousands for Telethon during burpee-athon

Jamie Jones has taken part in a Burpee-athon for Telethon to raise money to help sick kids. Picture: Supplied
Jamie Jones has taken part in a Burpee-athon for Telethon to raise money to help sick kids. Picture: Supplied

AVELEY resident Jamie Jones has raised more than $4200 for Telethon by taking on a burpee-athon and doing as many burpees as he could in 24 hours.

The fitness instructor from The Kids Coach took on the challenge last week and completed 5785 burpees, while inviting others to join in.

Mr Jones said he also donated his time to perform at the Telethon Kid’s Carnival on Saturday.

He said his inspiration behind the fundraiser was imagining how life would be for parents and families of a child who was sick or had a terminal illness.

He said he hoped to raise more than $5000.

“The reason for doing burpees is that most people have done one or two before and know exactly how challenging they are,” he said.

“The time frame of 24 hours represents one whole day of discomfort, pain and hard work, whereas some sick kids and their parents endure days, months, years of discomfort and pain.

“Thinking about friends and people that we know that have had to go through really tough and traumatic times with sick or unwell children helped me get through.”

If you would like to donate visit https://tff.everydayhero.com/au/burpee-athon-for-telethon.

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