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Bill Lockley

Black Dog Pushups

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Black Dog Pushups had it's origins in my habit of doing pushups in public.  Whenever I travel somewhere, I do pushups in iconic or unusual locations.  It's one way to make you holiday snaps stand out.[/p] [p]Last year I was diagnosed with depression, and I've been engaged in a running battle against it since. I've had good days and bad days, but one thing that always seemed to help me keep the black dog at bay was getting regular exercise.[/p] [p]Eventually it struck me that as a man who loves pushups and hates depression, I could use one to fight the other.  I started raising money for the Black Dog Institute in Australia by doing thousands and thousands of pushups in various cities across Australia.[/p] [p]In the process, I also highlighted the important role that exercise can play in coping with depression, and tried to reduce the stigma associated with it.[/p] [p]Now I am coming to London to raise funds for Mind, the mental health charity.  My plan is to do 10 pushups every minute... for 12 hours.[/p] [p]That is how I fight my black dog.  Exercise is my antidepressant.  Pushups are my therapy.[/p] [p]If you or someone you know has struggled with depression, please donate to Mind so they can continue to help those in need.[/p][p] Or if you are going to be in London on Thursday 7 June, feel free to come down and join me for a few sets![/p][p]You can follow my campaign on Twitter @blackdogpushups or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BlackDogPushups[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

07 Jun 2012



Jun 13, 2012

Simon Hussey

Great to meet up with you at Bingham Cup

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2012


To match the cash donations Bill received in London.


Jun 9, 2012

Richard Lee-Heung

Bill, sorry I didn't get to meet you. Manchester was pretty full on and I live in Oxfordshire so could not get down to London. It is good to see a few Steelers support your great cause.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2012

Ian Chaplin

good on you, Bill. Sorry I wasn't able to get up to London yesterday to support you in person.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2012

Richard Potts

Hi Bill, You are a machine!x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2012


You're an inspiration to others, Bill!


Jun 7, 2012

Alasdair Stewart

Awesome effort! have been suffering for a month now, and you've inspired me to get back to the gym this evening

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2012

Sophia Harrison

Good luck Bill!! Sorry we can't be there to cheer you on. You are amazing!! Big hugs Sophia & Ethan

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2012

Tamara Hughes

Great job, Bill!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2012


Good Luck! Hope you raise a lot for a really worthwhile cause.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid