Com­mu­nity ral­lies with burpees

Ovens & Murray Advertiser - - NEWS - By CAM POT­TER

IT took just un­der two hours for Jane Archer to com­plete her 1000 burpees in an ef­fort that saw the money that she raised hit over $30,000 dol­lars for Beech­worth mother Sarah Wa­ters’ brain surgery.

And in an emo­tional ar­rival Ms Wa­ters, just days af­ter surgery, ar­rived just as the clean up be­gan much to the plea­sure of Ms Archer.

“Sarah had had the surgery on the Wed­nes­day and I knew that they tried to get her out of hos­pi­tal and home as soon as pos­si­ble,” Ms Archer said.

“It was an emo­tional mo­ment to see her turn up, I wasn’t aware that she was com­ing; it was just af­ter 3pm and most peo­ple had left.

“There is still a bit of work to do with her speech, move­ment and mem­ory but they think she will pull through; it was a suc­cess.”

Ms Archer’s 1000 burpees were fu­elled along by the Beech­worth Mu­sic Fes­ti­val band, but it wasn’t all easy go­ing for the mother of two.

“I hit a bit of a wall with about 100 to go, but I knew I was track­ing un­der two hours so I kept push­ing through,” she said.

“It was awe­some to have so many peo­ple cheer­ing you on, I didn’t re­spond straight away be­cause I was con­cen­trat­ing on the burpees.

“It was such a strong feel­ing of com­mu­nity sup­port. “It did take a lot out of me.” Over 28,000 burpees were com­pleted on the day in a mas­sive ef­fort from all those that took part.

FIN­ISHED: Jane Archer com­pleted 1000 burpees on Satur­day for the Burpees for Brain Surgery fundraiser.

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