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Gymnast completes year-long handstand challenge

Justine Allingham and Fareham firefighters Image copyright Justine Allingham
Image caption Justine Allingham completed the challenge with firefighters from Fareham

A gymnast has completed a charity challenge to hold a handstand every day for a year.

Justine Allingham, 24, from Portchester, Hampshire completed 366 handstands on Wednesday.

The challenge, held to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity, saw her stand on her hands at sites around England.

She completed the challenge with a handstand at Fareham Fire Station joined by some of its firefighters.

The former martial artist has raised hundreds of pounds for the charity which helps serving and retired firefighters and their families from the challenge.

Pictures of her 366 handstands - including this year's leap year - were captured and shared on her social media feeds.

Image copyright Justine Allingham
Image caption Ms Allingham completed handstands at landmarks including one on Trafalgar Square's lion sculpture
Image copyright Justine Allingham
Image caption Ms Allingham, a former martial artist stood on her hands at hundreds of sites throughout the year
Image copyright Justine Allingham
Image caption The challenge saw her complete 366 handstands

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