Brothers Joe and Josh put their best feet forward for Dr Kershaw's

Date published: 01 March 2021

Dedicated brothers Joe and Josh Mcloughlin are taking on a mega fitness challenge in a bid to raise much-needed funds for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Royton.

Joe, who is 18 and a sixth form student at Blue Coat, and Josh, who is 14 and is in Year 10 at Hulme Grammar, will be taking on a David Goggins Challenge in memory of their Gran (Patricia Mcloughlin) who passed away in April, 2017 in Dr Kershaw’s.

David Goggins is an American ultramarathon runner, ultra-distance cyclist, triathlete, motivational speaker, and author.

Joe and Josh believe that a lot of the smaller charities have largely missed out on fundraising efforts due to the pandemic, so they have now vowed to run four miles, every four hours for 48 hours, starting this Friday (March 5) at 4pm.

They will total up 48 miles over 12 runs through the day and night with little sleep, and aim to finish at the hospice on Sunday afternoon.

The determined siblings will do a variety of runs both on the road and through parks.

Their Dad will accompany them on the night runs by bike and the boys will map each run they do. 

Josh told us: “I am looking forward to it because it is one of the most challenging things I will have ever done.”

Joe added: “It’s a great way of raising funds for a cause that is close our hearts, while personally we’ll gain a great sense of achievement.”

So far through a Facebook donate page, Joe and Josh have raised £682 as they home in on their £1,000 target.

There is also a JustGiving page today for those not on Facebook. 

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