A FATHER has set himself the ultimate fitness challenge to raise money for the hospital that helped save his twin sons’ lives.

Craig Peters from Worthing is aiming to complete more than 67,000 squat thrusts, also known as burpees, by the end of 2016.

He began the challenge with one burpee on January 1 and two on January 2 and has continued with this for every day of the year so far.

By June 14 Mr Peters, 36, had already completed more than 13,000.

The motivation behind the challenge is to raise money for St George’s Hospital in Tooting, which is running an appeal for specialist equipment to treat babies still in the womb.

Me Peters and his wife Kyrie discovered their unborn sons were diagnosed with twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), which meant one was getting too much blood and the other not enough.

They needed high risk laser surgery to repair the problem which fortunately was successful.

Mr Peters said: The burpees are obviously getting very tough but what’s driving me is both the huge levels of support I’ve been getting, the constant thought of what the hospital did for us, along with the thought of other parents going through TTTS.”

Brighton and Hove Albion fan Mr Peters also had a chance to carry out 60 of his burpees at the club’s ground at Falmer as he continues with his challenge.

To support him and make a donation, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/Craig-PetersTTTs.