Brother and sister train for marathon in cousin's memory

A brother and sister are running the London Marathon for a charity that helped their young cousin.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 9th February 2017, 6:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:22 am
Ben and Jo Sanders
Ben and Jo Sanders

Ben and Jo Sanders are taking part in the world-famous marathon in aid of The Stars Foundation for Cerebral Palsy.

The siblings are running in memory of their cousin Emma-Louise Easty, who had the condition.

Ben, from Cuddington, said: “Stars is one of only a few charities that helps people with cerebral palsy.

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“Their work helps to make life easier for families.”

Ben completed the London Marathon for the charity in 2011 raising £1,000 but for Jo, who lives in Aylesbury, this is her first experience of running a marathon.

Ben said: “I decided I wanted to do another one and Jo wanted to do one so wedecided to run together.

“We are hoping to raise a combined £2,000.

“Training is going very well - we did a ten mile run last weekend and are looking to do a 12-13 mile run next.”

To donate visit www.justgiving.com/Jo-Sanders.