Taking place between 25 June and 1 July, the endurance challenge will see Hugh swim 5km in Loch Ness, cycle on average 120 miles a day for five days from Loch Ness to London, before finishing with a 50km ultra marathon along the Thames path.
“I have always wanted to show my thanks to St Elizabeth Hospice for the brilliant care they gave my Dad and our whole family,” explained Hugh.
“This year I have turned 50-years-old and it is also the tenth anniversary of Dad’s death. I saw this event and it really caught my attention as a challenge I would like to do in order to raise awareness and funds for the hospice.
“Training is going well and I have done some 110 mile cycle rides as well as plenty of runs and swims. I am really looking forward to the event starting and am extremely grateful to everyone who has supported me and donated to the hospice.”
All funds raised will go towards St Elizabeth Hospice, which every year delivers specialist palliative care to more than 3,000 people living with a progressive or life-limiting illness, and their families, throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
“St Elizabeth Hospice gave Dad and my family 24/7 support. Whenever we needed them, they were there,” explained Hugh, whose Dad, John Langley died in July 2013, while under the care of St Elizabeth Hospice, following a battle with prostate cancer.
“Dad’s wish was to die with his family and his cats beside him, in the home that he loved so much. The hospice team made this wish come true and we are forever grateful to them for this.”
Kelly Nekrews, Community Fundraising Assistant at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Thank you and good luck to Hugh for taking on this incredible challenge for the hospice. It really is a superhuman feat!
“Every penny raised will make such a difference to the hospice as we continue to evolve and expand our services to support more patients and their loved ones throughout East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.”
To donate towards Hugh’s challenge visit www.justgiving.com/page/halmonstertri.