HULL: A boxing coach has raised £1,000 for a disabled charity by holding the plank position for 40 minutes.
Gordon Haigh, head coach at Hull Saints Amateur Boxing Club, completed the stunt last weekend at West Hull Rugby Club.
Proceeds will go to Dogs For The Disabled.
Gordon said: "It was pretty hard. I felt like giving up on 35 minutes, but I knew I had to hang on for the last five minutes."
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He decided to do the challenge after one of the club's members said she was fundraising for the charity, which provides dogs to disabled adults and children.
Gordon said: "One of our members said she was fundraising, so I said I would try to raise funds as well.
"The plank is a core muscle exercise that we do with the lads in the gym."
Gordon plans to put in more practice ahead of an attempt at the world record.
"The record is 80 minutes," he said. "Later this year, I will make an attempt."
EAST YORKS: Cat owners are being encouraged to have their pets neutered and micro-chipped for free.
The Goole branch of the RSPCA says it has been inundated with unwanted kittens because people are failing to ensure their cats are neutered.
Other charities in the region also say they are becoming inundated with unwanted kittens.
Neutering takes place at Vermuyden Vets in Henry Street and is available to people with a DN14 postcode who are on means-tested benefits or a low income, pensioners and students.
Call Linda on 01904 703086 or Gill on 01904 607909.
HULL: An author will be delivering a talk on the city's railway system, past and present, on Tuesday, January 29.
The North Yorkshire Railway (Hull Branch) has announced Mick Nicholson as its next speaker.
The talk starts at 7.30pm at Mercure Royal Hotel, next to Hull Paragon Interchange, in Ferensway.
Tickets cost £2.50 on the door.
EAST YORKS: Police are holding a meeting today for residents of Market Weighton to air their views on crime in the area.
PCSO Terrence Cundiff will be holding a surgery at the library from 10am to noon.
Everyone is welcome.
Tomorrow, he will be at the Shiptonthorpe village hall from 10am to noon.
Anyone wanting further information should call 101.