Manchester Giants’ Stefan Gill will push body to limit in 30-day challenge to raise money for The Christie

By Sarah Brook

Manchester Giants muscle-man Stefan Gill is continuing to push his body to the limit post-season by completing a 30-day-challenge to raise money for The Christie charity.

The physically demanding test will see the player complete 1640 push-ups and 650 sit-up stand-ups throughout the month of May.

After the heartbreaking loss last month saw Giants miss out on their dream play-off position, Gill admitted he is determined to make the most of his free time.

“I do everything in my life and career to inspire, motivate and help people and I figured what better way to do something selfless than make a commitment to a challenge,” he said.

“My commitment is for 30 days. Those who either suffer with or lives have been affected by the many types of cancer have to commit to a lifelong challenge. This is the least I can do.”

“Having friends and family members who have lost the battle with the disease has inspired me to have a personal interest in the charity.”

Aiming to raise as much money as possible, the 5ft 7in player hopes the funds raised can be used to help combat, prevent and cure this deadly disease.

“You can’t put a limit on how much you want to raise because there is not a set amount of money needed for the continuing research and help the Christie requires,” the Dunk King Champion said.

With a long break away from the court now looming for the player, Gill is determined he can come back bigger and better next season.

“It is a weird feeling, I miss playing in front of our fans and the butterflies that I used to get in my tummy on Friday evenings,” the point guard said.

“But I am planning on having a short break after the challenge and then getting straight back into the lab to sharpen up my skills for the next season.”

You can follow his progress throughout his 30-day-challenge on twitter and donate on his just giving website

Picture courtesy of Jack Hinds Photography, with thanks

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