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A very strategic ultramarathon

Adrian Brown and Jon Lambert from Berkeley Strategic are running an ultramarathon - that's two marathons! - to raise £10,000 for two Children's Hospice charities.

The pair will be traversing the 52.4 miles this Thursday, in support of Helen & Douglas House and Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service. Their route will follow the Thames Path from Abingdon to Berkeley's Taplow Riverside development.

Adrian Brown said: "We want to raise money for the two local charities that are supported by Berkeley Homes in the Thames Valley because of the really inspiring support they provide to children and their families.

"We wanted to do something that people would be willing to donate to, so the idea of a double marathon from Abingdon to Taplow is something we hope that lots of people will be willing to support."

Helen & Douglas House care for terminally ill babies and children from the Thames Valley, helping them to live their lives to the full and create happy memories with their families in their final days, weeks, months or years.

Alexander Devine provides specialist care and vital support for children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions, and their families, across Berkshire and the surrounding counties.

Berkeley Homes has supported Helen & Douglas House for 25 years, donating over £100,000 to help terminally ill children. They have also successfully organised a number of fundraising events in aid of Alexander Devine during their charity partnerships.

Nicola Wilson from Helen & Douglas House said: "We are so grateful to Berkeley Homes for their continued support for our charity to help local families who have terminally ill children live life to the full. It has been a tough year for everyone but particularly our families who have been shielding."

Tai Bishop from Alexander Devine said: "It is only thanks to incredible organisations and individuals like Adrian and Jon that we are able to be there to provide specialist care and support to the children and families who need us.

"Without them, none of our vital work would be possible. We want to wish Adrian and Jon a huge good luck for this exceptional challenge and all of our thanks for choosing to fundraise for Alexander Devine."

You can help Adrian and Jon reach their target by donating here.