Former pupil Edward Corrie (2001) will be attempting to break the world record for the number of push ups done in an hour next week.
The current record stands at 2,298 but Edward hopes to smash it in London on Friday and raise £12,500 and awareness for Crohn’s-Colitis UK.
Actor Edward was diagnosed with Crohn's-Colitis in 1998. Since then he has had a complete colectomy and lived with an ileostomy bag for a year. In 2004 he had a reversal operation and now takes Infliximab, a drug that has made a real difference to his well-being.
He said: “Infliximab costs the NHS at least £10,000 per patient for a year's treatment and I would like to raise enough money that could either support those costs or at least help provide medical and surgical equipment that can help in the fight against inflammatory bowel disease.
Edward is cheekily billing his record breaking attempt as the ‘Bums Out Guns Out World Record Push Up Challenge’.
He added: “Crohn’s, Colitis and IBD are often taboo subjects and embarrassing for sufferers. I want people to know that there is nothing to be embarrassed about, nor are there any limits on what you can do with your body, even though you might be struggling with a flare up.”
If you wish to donate please go to Edward’s Just Giving page here.