Scope chair Andrew McDonald is getting ready to compete in the team relay category of the AJ Bell London Triathlon series on 8 August.
Andrew, who will swim 1.5km in the race, will be joined by Finbar O’Callaghan, a consultant paediatric neurologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital, who will be doing a 40km cycle, and Jonathan Hoare, director of Investor Networks at ShareAction, who will run 10km.
The team has chosen to raise money for Scope and the Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
Andrew, who is a trustee of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust, says: “None of my team has taken part in a triathlon before and so we thought we would begin with the biggest in the world, the London Triathlon.
“We wanted to do it for two causes close to our heart: Scope, the disability charity and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust. Roll on 8 August!”
Mark Atkinson, interim Chief Executive of the disability charity Scope, says: “We’re delighted that Andrew, Finbar and Jonathan have decided to take on the London Triathlon for Scope and The Cure Parkinson’s Trust.
“I know that Andrew will approach this challenge with the same energy and commitment he applies to everything he takes on. We wish them all the best of luck for the event.”
Andrew was appointed Scope chair in October last year. He had a successful career as a senior civil servant, most recently as chief executive of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.
He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2007 and has incurable prostate cancer.