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Brain tumour tragedy inspires 496-mile running challenge

A supporter has embarked upon a month-long fundraising challenge, testing his physical and mental endurance to raise money to help find a cure for brain tumours.

Kieron McCann is taking on a 496-mile running challenge throughout January, increasing his mileage every day. He began by running one mile on 1st January, then two miles on the second and will continue adding a mile a day until he completes 31 miles on 31st January. Incredibly, at the end of the month he will run five marathons in as many days.

Kieron is raising money in memory of his next-door neighbour and family friend, Darel Bryan, who was diagnosed with a glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in December 2014. He bravely fought the disease for 15 months, but sadly lost his battle in February 2016, aged 34.

Darel’s partner Natalie set up The Darel Bryan Foundation Fundraising Group to raise greater awareness as well as vital funds for research.

To find out more and support Kieron’s challenge, visit his JustGiving page.

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