Two siblings from Halifax are running the Greater Manchester Marathon in memory of a friend who died of cancer.
Megan Hill, 23, and her brother Jacob, 21, from Midgley, will be raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust at the marathon on Sunday, April 6.
Megan said: “In July last year one of my best friends, Richard Pover, devastatingly lost his fight against cancer.
“He had fought for a year and a half. The Teenage Cancer Trust Ward in Weston Park were extremely supportive in creating an environment especially designed to make young adults and teenagers feel as comfortable as they possibly could as opposed to being on a general ward.
“The staff were outstanding and in order for the charity to continue keeping the wards open they need valuable funding.
“Richard died of testicular cancer, a young man’s disease. As well as asking for donations, we have been spreading the word about men’s health and being constantly aware and routinely checking your body as young people are not invincible against the disease.
“It is a serious challenge for us both. I have completed the Sheffield Half Marathon in 2012 and Richard knew I was undertaking this marathon. It will be a hugely emotional day.
“Any donations to the charity would be incredible, as well as promoting the awareness of testicular cancer in young males.”
The pair have already raised more than £700, but if you would like to donate, visit www.justgiving.co.uk/meganandjacobhill.