Brothers in arms from Berkhamsted mark a sombre anniversary with series of challenges

Brothers Scott and Stuart Biggerstaff are completing a series of physical challenges for charity to mark the 20th anniversary of their dad's death.
Brothers Scott and Stuart Biggerstaff are completing a series of physical challenges for charity to mark the 20th anniversary of their dad's death.
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Two brothers who lost their dad to cancer at a young age are marking the 20th anniversary of his death with a series of charity challenges.

Scott and Stuart Biggerstaff, originally from Berkhamsted, wanted to do something special in memory of their dad Keith, who died of stomach cancer aged 51.

The pair have already taken on a 10 kilometre run together and Stuart, 38, also took on the gruelling ‘Tough Mudder’ challenge in June. The pair are now facing the London Duathlon on Sunday.

Scott, 44, said: “As the years progress the hurt gets less, and it just makes you want to give something back. The 10k run was on the day before the 20th anniversary. It was emotional, but it gave us an impetus to run faster. We crossed the finish line arm in arm and looked up to the sky.”

The brothers, who will be watched on by their families and mum and Keith’s widow Judy, have tripled their original sponsorship target for Macmillan Cancer Care.

Although they originally aimed to raise £1,000, they quickly broke the £2,000 barrier because of Keith’s popularity in Berkhamsted.

Scott added: “When your died dies at that age it brings you together as a family. Cancer 20 years ago was a different disease to what it is now, and it’s because of charities like Macmillan that it’s more treatable nowadays.”

Visit virginmoneygiving.com/SBiggerstaff to sponsor them.