01 May Essex brothers conquer London Marathon for the National Deaf Children’s Society
Stanford-le-Hope residents Aron and Ryan Farmer were among 47 runners who took on the legendary London Marathon in support of the National Deaf Children’s Society on Sunday, 28 April.
Aron, 23, finished the marathon in four hours five minutes and Ryan, 28, finished in five hours 41 minutes. The brothers have raised £5,837 so far for the National Deaf Children’s Society.
They were inspired to take on the famous 26.2 mile course, starting in Greenwich Park and finishing on the Mall, by Ryan’s son Tristan, who was born deaf. The family is receiving ongoing support from the charity.
The brothers were spurred on by staff and supporters at the charity’s Tower Bridge and Westminster cheer points.
The National Deaf Children’s Society, which supports the UK’s 50,000 deaf children, is set to benefit to the tune of over £110,000 thanks to the combined fundraising efforts of the 47 runners.
Aron is a data analyst at a family-run insurance brokers in Romford, while Ryan is a housing strategy manager at Thurrock Council in Grays. Ryan lives with wife Rachel, 28, and children Darcy, 5, and Tristan, 2.