The owner of Westbury Car Auctions is embarking on gruelling challenge to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Paul Burden will be walking his journey home from work, a 50 mile walk from Westbury to Poole, in just 24 hours.

With his girlfriend Magda by his side, the couple aim to raise £5000 for Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole, a charity who cared for Mr Burden's 92-year-old mother before she passed away from terminal bowel cancer in June this year.

Mr Burden said: "Thanks to the professionalism and compassion of all the Hospice staff over the 32 days in their care, she was able to pass away pain free and with dignity.

"I will be eternally grateful to them.

"I will be forever comforted by the memories of her laying in her bed outside in the shaded sunshine overlooking one of the most beautiful harbours in the world.

"She always loved fresh air and the kind staff would go to any lengths to accommodate her wishes.

"The very least I can do is make an effort to help them continue to provide the first class care that they give."

The pair have been training for the event by walking as much as possible all over the country.

Mr Burden said: "Both myself and Magda have been totting up the miles by going for walks when ever we can.

"The most we have walked in one go is 27 miles, I cant help but think I was a bit mad to set myself 50 miles.

"But I'm feeling prepared and hopefully the training pays off."

They will be setting off in the early hours of Wednesday morning, and aim to complete the 50 miles in 24 hours.

To donate, please visit, and search for Paul's Evening Hill 50 mile hike from work.