Wednesday 21 February 2018

Watch: Push-up pup joins police campaign to raise awareness for suicide prevention

Tomas Heneghan

Meet the push-up pup, helping his police friends raise awareness for suicide prevention.

An Avon and Somerset Constabulary dog-handler has been joined by his four-legged friend to help him with his 22 push-ups a day.

The UK police officer, PC Steve Hopwood is doing the ‪#‎22Kill challenge which sees him do 22 push-ups every day for 22 days to raise awareness of veteran suicide.

According to the Constabulary, 22 US army veterans take their own lives every day and this is being mirrored in the UK’s equivalent community.

The organisation also says suicide is the “single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK”.

On day 9 of his challenge PC Hopwood was joined by one of the service’s dogs in his push-up challenge.

Take a look at the video here.

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