Two boys in south Hampstead have raised £9,000 for a community charity by running a combined distance of 100 km over seven days.
The brothers Ben, 11, and Jake Musikant, 10, were inspired by their grandfather Bryan Franks and his recent recovery from pancreatic cancer.
The 77-year-old, who is receiving support remotely from the charity Chai Cancer care, was in intensive care for more than two weeks and underwent time-critical surgery.
All money raised will go towards Chai Cancer Care and its support service for children and parents impacted by a cancer diagnosis in their family.
To raise the amount, Ben ran a total of 77 km around the block nearest to his home, in a nod to his grandfather’s age, while his brother, who was new to the sport, completed a distance of 23km.
“Both Jake and I feel it has flown by, not only because we were having fun but because we knew we were benefitting Chai Cancer Care who continue to work so hard to support the lives and happiness of our friends, family and all those who contact them in need,” Ben said.