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Teenager organising nationwide virtual relay run in support of twin
An incredible teenager has organised a virtual relay run to raise money for research into brain tumours in support of his twin brother who is currently undergoing treatment.
Seventeen-year-old Alex Pullan from Greater Manchester has been running 5k every day while his twin brother Matthew undergoes a gruelling course of radiotherapy. Since beginning his challenge in August, Alex has raised a staggering £13,000, and the twins’ story has captured the hearts of the nation with widespread media coverage helping to spread the word.
Now, Alex has set up #MilesForMatthew, a virtual relay run and is calling for people to donate as little as £5 to join in and help him reach a total distance of 874 miles, the length of the UK. Beginning today, #MilesforMatthew will continue all week with the last leg of the virtual relay taking place on 21st September.
If you’d like to take part, simply donate £5 to Alex’s fundraising page and choose your distance from 1 mile ,5k, 10k or a half marathon (or any distance you like). Use the hashtag #MilesForMatthew and tag @braintumourrsch and @Alexisrunning2 on social media so we can see your amazing efforts and virtually cheer you over your finish line!
Or, if you don’t fancy donning your trainers but would like to support Alex’s amazing achievements, you can make a donation to support Alex and Matthew and help raise vital funds for research into brain tumours.
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