Havering brother and sister run for charity

A brother and sister from Havering have raised almost �700 by taking part in a half marathon over the weekend.

Andrew, 31, and Danielle Smith, 23, took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday.

The 13.5 mile run saw them go across eight Royal parks in London including Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, Regent’s Park, The Green Park, St James’ Park, Richmond Park and Greenwich Park.

The money raised will go to Abbeyfield, a national charity which provides companionship to older people who may be lonely. It also has supported living houses throughout the country, include two in Romford, one in Gidea Park and one in Chadwell Heath.

The siblings were among celebrity runners including Tana Ramsey, Charlie Webster and Adrian Moorhouse during the run.

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Andrew, an engineer, of Ethelburga Road, Harold Wood, said: “It went really well and it was a really good day. It was difficult, but I had been training for five months before it. I am really pleased with my time too.”

He completed the half marathon in 2 hours 11 minutes, while Danielle, who is a personal trainer at Absolute Gym, in Romford, completed it in 2 hours 30 minutes.

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They raised �380 and �300 respectively.

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