Three West Norfolk men will attempt to travel from the most eastern point in the country to the most western – within daylight hours.
Bob Hindry, 69, his son Thomas, 31, and their friend Charles Muff, 72, plan to undertake their 650-mile challenge on the longest day of the year, Monday, June 21.
The trio are set to leave in their car at Ness Point, Lowestoft, at 4.30am and aim to arrive at Corrachadh Mòr, Scotland, at around 10.30pm.
“The timings are extremely tight, I don’t know if we will achieve it or not,” said Mr Hindry, of King’s Lynn.
“I came up with the idea as I wanted to do something unique for my 70th year and it’s for charity. I wanted to put myself out to help others.”
Mr Hindry, married to Jane, also wanted to mark the one year anniversary of the death of his uncle Tom Twite, a 98-year-old war veteran with something adventurous – a nod to his uncle’s personality.
“He was born during the Spanish Flu and died during Covid. He led a colourful life.He did more in his lifetime than most of us will ever see or do,” he said.
The trio have chosen to split any money raised between four charities.
Thirty per cent will go to SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association), an armed forces cause chosen by Mr Hindry.
Another 30 per cent will go to the Meningitis Research Foundation after son Thomas, of Watlington, survived the potentially deadly illness as a child.
“It was the worst week of my life,” added Mr Hindry.
Mr Muff, of Gayton, chose his share to go to The Greyhound Trust and 10 per cent is earmarked for King’s Lynn Trinity Rotary charities.
Mr Hindry said he was looking forward to the challenge with a stop-off for lunch in Carlisle.
“We will stay over that night and on the way back we will have a lad’s day driving through the Yorkshire Dales,” he said.
Updates on the trio’s journey can be found on Facebook by searching Bob Hindry.
To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/east2west