The 22 push-up challenge aims to raise awareness of veteran suicide, after shocking figures revealed that 22 US veterans are taking their own lives every day. The inspiring online challenge has made it overseas, with amputee British soldiers joining the initiative.
British servicemen and women have been asked to film themselves taking part in the challenge. They will film themselves performing 22 push-ups daily for 22 days, uploading the videos to Facebook under the hashtags #22KILL and #22pushupchallenge.
Each day, a new person is nominated to join the initiative and take the challenge.
Now, more than 10,000 British soldiers (both currently serving and ex-servicemen) have taken part in the challenge, completing a remarkable five million push-ups between them.
The US initiative
22KILL is a global movement bridging the gap between civilians and veterans and together, building a supportive community. 22KILL works to raise awareness of veteran suicide and educate the…