Young brothers run for charity which helped father

The team that ran the Great Eastern Run half-marathon and 5km fun run for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Pictured from left Suzanne Ingram, Faye Chantrell, Penny Lamb with her sons Ben and Joshua, Richard Lamb, Chris Battershall, John Parker, and Graham Bloomfield

The team that ran the Great Eastern Run half-marathon and 5km fun run for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research. Pictured from left Suzanne Ingram, Faye Chantrell, Penny Lamb with her sons Ben and Joshua, Richard Lamb, Chris Battershall, John Parker, and Graham Bloomfield

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Two young boys and their mother took part in a fun run with a big group of friends to raise funds for a charity that helped their father.

Benjamin Lamb, six, and his five-year-old brother Joshua took part in the fun run section of the Perkins Great Eastern Run in Peterborough on Sunday with mum Penny, of Fir Avenue, Bourne.

The boys were raising funds for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research after their dad Richard successfully battled Hodgkins Lymphoma.

He was due to run the fun run but was struck down with a sickness bug and had to sit it out.

A group of the couple’s friends and work colleagues also ran the half marathon and between them all, they are hoping to hit £2,500.

Penny said: “It was a great atmosphere with people supporting all the way round and offering drinks and sweets.

“The boys enjoyed it but are complaining of legs aching now!”

She said they were proud to show off their medals at Bourne Westfield Primary Academy.

Penny thanked those who had taken part or sponsored the team.