A 26.2 mile night marathon through the New Forest, a seven-mile Kayak to the Isle of Wight and then a 100km cycle around the Island, all in 24 hours.

That’s the challenge being undertaken by supporters of a local charity, The Courage Foundation.

The Courage Foundation was set up by Tony And Ruth Palmer of Chandlers Ford after the unexpected death of their young son Jethro Courage in 2015.

The charity provides support to bereaved children after the death of a brother, sister or parent.

“The hope of our charity is to give children permission to be happy again after the death or a close relative.

"There are thousands of families in the UK facing these toughest of times and we love to support as may of them as possible” says Ruth.

Tony is taking part in the Courage Foundation Triathlon with five friends in an effort to raise £10,000 for the charity.

Tony is understandably nervous about the triathlon challenge – “We’ve all trained hard but we’ll be pushing ourselves to limits we’ve never been before.

"I just hope that it has a big impact and inspires people to donate generously to the charity so we can support many more families.”

The triathlon will begin at 8pm on June 22 at the Rockingham Arms Pub in West Wellow. The kayak leg will begin at 7am on June 23 at Keyhaven Marina, Hampshire, and the cycle leg will begin at noon the same day at Alum Bay on the Isle of Wight.

For more information about the event visit http://thecouragefoundation.uk/the-courage-foundation-triathlon/ or follow the event live on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thecouragefoundationuk/