Brothers walk from London to Brighton for Parkinson’s UK

Russell and Neil Holland. EMN-150206-131315001

Russell and Neil Holland. EMN-150206-131315001

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A pair of brothers have completed a 100km charity walk from London to Brighton.

Russell Holland, 41, and brother Neil, 39, both grew up in Cranwell and went to Carre’s Grammar School and their parents Jerry and Hazel still live in the village.

So far they have raised £1,200 for the Parkinson’s UK charity from their London to Brighton Challenge - beating their target of £1,000.

On Saturday, May 23, and the brothers donned pith helmets, setting off on foot from Richmond Park.

It took them 29 hours to do the course as part of an organised event with over 2,000 entrants.

They explained: “Both our father and grandfather have suffered from Parkinson’s – one person in every 500 has it. There is no known cure, but drugs and treatments are available to help manage symptoms.

“Taking on these two challenges in order to earn sponsorship is our way to contribute to the work of Parkinson’s UK. Any donation helps to make a real difference to the lives of people affected by Parkinson’s and take us closer to a cure.”

Mum Hazel said: “Their father is so proud of them.”

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