Taunton estate agent gears up for London Marathon in brother's memory (From Somerset County Gazette)
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Taunton estate agent gears up for London Marathon in brother's memory
AN estate agent is juggling work and caring for a young family with training for his first marathon in memory of his teenage brother.
Richard Curtis is getting up at 6am for a run before sorting out breakfast with his wife for their two children and heading off to the office.
He hopes to raise £2,000 in the London Marathon in April for the Epilepsy Society, which helped his family after his brother, Matthew, died aged 18 after a seizure in his sleep.
“I’m a bit apprehensive about the race because I’ve never run a marathon before,” said Richard.
“The Epilepsy Society was very supportive after Matthew died, and I want to give something back.”
Dozens of his friends and family have raised thousands of pounds for the Epilepsy Society in road races.
To sponsor Richard go to www.justgiving.com/richard-curtis1