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Five brothers prepare to run Hastings half-marathon
Five brothers
Left to right at the back is Aaron, Michael, David, in front is Jordan and Tommy

Five Sussex brothers are preparing to run in the Hastings half-marathon in memory of the brother they never met.

The siblings from Iklesham will run the Hastings course on Sunday in memory of their brother Jonathan who died in 1987 at the age of two months and six days.

David, Michael, Jordan, Tommy and Aaron Chester will also be getting their legs waxed for charity on Friday evening.

"I am so very proud of them for doing this in his memory, it means so much to me," said their mother, Helen.

"David came to me in the New Year and asked me how I would feel about him running the half marathon for Jonathan.

"He then asked all four of his brothers to join him and they jumped at the chance," she said.

Running and waxing

Eldest brother Jonathan
Eldest brother Jonathan died aged just two months and six days

David, 22, Michael, 21, Jordan, 20, Tommy, 18 and Aaron, 16, will also have their legs waxed before the event, on condition that they raise a minimum of £100 each.

Aaron is four months too young to officially compete in the half-marathon, but will still be joining his brothers and doing it as a fun run.

The brothers will also be supported on the route by sisters Grace and Alice.

They will be raising money for the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths.

David said: "I am more nervous about the leg-waxing than the running but I'm really glad we are all doing it together for Jonathan."


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