Family burpee challenge is a special one for Wooden Spoon fundraiser

A Wooden Spoon fundraiser has turned the charity’s latest challenge into a family affair after taking on the ’31 Burpees for 31 Days’ throughout January.

Anthony Evans admitted he was being spurred on to complete a total of 961 burpees this month by his sons, Dyfan, 10, and eight-year-old Idris, who have joined him on the daily fitness challenge.

Anthony, who played rugby for more than 30 years before becoming a regional fundraiser for Wooden Spoon Wales, said: “I have to admit that I thought the challenge would be ok to complete.

“But my stomach is currently telling me otherwise, whereas my boys are coping admirably.

The Evans Family

Anthony Evans with sons Dyfan and Idris

“Having them join me on the challenge is spurring me on – and inspiring me to do it actually. We’ve had occasions where I have heard them completing their burpees before bed because they don’t want to miss a day.

“To do this challenge as a family makes it even more special.”

Anthony, who works as a sign language interpreter, has been using social media as a video diary to document some of the family burpees.

He said: “I started fundraising for Wooden Spoon about 10 years ago after my first son was born.

“The boys have grown up with the charity as I think it is really important they know about the crucial work of Wooden Spoon in supporting disadvantaged and disabled children.”

The ’31 Burpees for 31 days’ challenge sees participants complete 31 burpees every day throughout January.

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