Alex’s fundraising effort for his brother

A Radcliffe AC member  is going the distance to support his twin brother during his treatment for brain cancer.

Alex Pullan (17) is running at least 5km every day for the entire duration of his sibling’s radiotherapy treatment.

His brother, Matthew Pullan, also a member of the club, was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour for the second time.

He was admitted to hospital eight years to the day since the death of his mum who lost her fight with cancer.

Matthew, who beat the disease when he was three, has undergone surgery and is now being treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

Alex said: “There’s not really anyway you can take that news. You just have to accept it and move on and hope that the doctors are the best.

“The surgery was successful so we are just waiting to see.”

Alex has decided to take the on his running challenge to raise cash for the Brain Tumour Research Charity. He could be running for anywhere between 21 and 63 days, depending on the progression of the radiotherapy.

“5k is the perfect distance for this as it takes, for me, roughly the same amount of time it takes for a session of radiotherapy to be finished ­— around 20 to 30 minutes,” added Alex.

“Brain Tumour Research is a charity close to our hearts as they look to find the cure for brain tumours, stopping the suffering that many children and adults have endured

“I would love for people to donate to a worthwhile cause, to support Matthew and to support thousands of other people in his position.”

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Alex Pullen in cross country action.

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