Making waves for charity

PUBLISHED: 13:09 11 May 2006 | UPDATED: 10:09 06 May 2010

Hugh Lawson in action

Hugh Lawson in action

A MAN will swap his business suit for a wet suit on Saturday when he and two friends attempt to water ski 120 miles. Hugh Lawson, 45 of Woodcock Close, Sandy, will be undertaking his arduous journey to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation, which gra

A MAN will swap his business suit for a wet suit on Saturday when he and two friends attempt to water ski 120 miles.

Hugh Lawson, 45 of Woodcock Close, Sandy, will be undertaking his arduous journey to raise money for the Make a Wish foundation, which grants wishes to children age three to 18 suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Married with three boys, Mr Lawson hopes to raise around £500 for the charity and has been training hard for the event which he says physically will be equivalent to doing the London Marathon.

"It will be quite tough on the body," said Mr Lawson, a motivator and training specialist during the week.

"I have been lucky to have had three sons blessed with good health. People who have children with serious illnesses have to go through so much heartache and trauma. The Make a Wish Foundation gives children and families so much to smile about and I wanted to help them.

"Water skiing is not new to me. I rose to a national standard. But travelling this far on water will be very tough.

"The last time I got any serious skiing done was about three years ago when I took part in a 24-hour event where my slot was between 3am and 6am.

"I have had to get fit again so I have been up early in the mornings cycling and running around Wyboston Lakes and I am very excited and looking forward to Saturday."

Hugh will be part of a three-man team taking part in the annual Bridge to Bridge event which takes the skiers up the River Trent from High Marnham, on to the Humber and under the magnificent Humber Bridge and then back again.

If you would like to sponsor Hugh, log on to his web site on www.justgiving.com/hughlawson


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