Angus takes on the Iron Man challenge for healthcare charities
Consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist, Angus Thomson, is taking on the Iron Man challenge to raise money for maternity services at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Alzheimer’s Society.
On Sunday 14 September, Angus will be cycling 112 miles, swimming 2.4 miles in the sea and running a 26 mile marathon across Pembrokeshire.
Angus, who has worked at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust for over ten years, is aiming to complete the Iron Man challenge in 15 hours and hopes to raise £10,000 doing so.
The trust’s improving birth environments fund is raising money to improve women’s experiences across the county, throughout the whole of their pregnancy journey. Nearly 6,000 babies were born at the Alexandra and Worcestershire Royal hospitals in 2013/14.
Alzheimer's Society is the leading UK care and research charity for people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, their families and carers.
Angus said "Having never swam more than a length and only having ran half a marathon five years ago, I thought, with some gentle encouragement from friends, an Iron Man triathlon would be an interesting way to raise money for these great causes.”
To sponsor Angus visit www.justgiving.com/teams/unlikelyironman-angusthomson.