Herstmonceux brothers to hike 100 miles

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Two brothers will be strapping on their walking shoes and hiking 100 miles in just five days to raise money for charity.

Tom and Toby Meredith, who grew up in Herstmonceux, are making the gruelling journey on August 11 in aid of Prostate Cancer UK.

Tom and Toby are hoping to raise more than £250 by trekking across the South Downs, from Winchester to Eastbourne, to help the charity to continue supporting the 250,000 men living with prostate cancer in the UK.

They were inspired to take on the South Downs Walk for Prostate Cancer UK because of family members and friends who have suffered from the disease.

Tom and Toby will also be walking to a friend’s wedding, whose father died a few years ago from prostate cancer.

Toby said: “I decided to take on the challenge for Prostate Cancer UK for two important reasons.

“Firstly, my wife’sgrandad recently recovered from prostate cancer, and secondly, the father of a close friend sadly passed away a fewyears ago from prostate cancer.

“I am looking forward to the challenge and I’m delighted to be raising awareness and much needed money tohelp the fight against prostate cancer.”

Mark Bishop, Director of Fundraising at Prostate Cancer UK, said he was thrilled the duo were taking on the challenge in aid of the charity.

He said: “We’re delighted that Toby and Tom havedecided to take on this challenge to raise funds for Prostate Cancer UK.

“It is with support like this that we canhelp provide dedicated support and information to men and their families affected by prostate cancer and fundresearch to help fight the disease.”

To sponsor Tom and Toby call 07876763848.

Visit their fundraising website at https://www.justgiving.com/meredithbrothers/