Fundraisers undertaking a triple marathon will run through Buckinghamshire

Two brothers, Alex and Ollie, are taking on a gruelling fundraising challenge in honour of their best friend and Dad. Across the weekend of 22-24 July, they will endeavour to complete three marathons in three days with all proceeds going to Lymphoma Action, the only charity in the UK dedicated to lymphoma which is the fifth most common cancer.

Richard Doxey, Alex’s best friend, and Andrew Marshall, Ollie’s Dad and Alex’s Step Dad, who are both NHS doctors, were diagnosed with lymphoma just weeks apart. The route taken will be a trip down memory lane with many significant stops along the way.

The first leg of the marathon will take place in Yorkshire where Richard and Andrew were born and raised. Day two will be through the fundraisers home county of Derbyshire, beginning in Church Broughton and finishing at the Royal Derby Hospital where both Richard and Andrew are currently being treated. The third and final marathon will take place in Buckinghamshire, ending in Aylesbury where Lymphoma Action is based.

Locals are invited to come along and cheer the runners across the finish line at The Bell Hotel in the corner of Market Square in the centre of Aylesbury, where a celebration event will be held. You can toast the triple marathoners whilst enjoying an outside bar, kids entertainment and BBQ on Sunday 24 July from 12pm.

Alex and Ollie have already raised over £6,000! Funds that will enable Lymphoma Action to provide vital information and support people affected by lymphoma. If you would like to donate you can do so via Alex and Ollie’s Justgiving Page which can be found at

“We want to say a huge thank you to Alex and Ollie” says Sarah Thorn, Community and Partnerships Manager at Lymphoma Action. “We also want to commend their strength and wish them all the best as they take on this incredible challenge! In the UK, 53 people a day receive a lymphoma diagnosis making it the most common blood cancer. Our vision is to ensure nobody has to face lymphoma alone and with amazing people supporting us like this we can move closer to achieving that.”

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