A FATHER and son team are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion by completing the London Marathon together.
Tom and Thomas Rose, from Malvern, will take on the 26 mile challenge in April and have started training for the event.
The duo, who are 66 and 32 respectively, are serial fundraisers for the British Legion having walked from Malvern to the Welsh west coast in 2012 and completed the Devizes to Westminster canoe race three times together.
Tom from Highfield Road joined the Army in 1965 and is the poppy appeal organiser for Barnards Green, while Thomas, who lives at Belmont Road, is an electrician for Fortis Living.
The pair are expecting this year’s fund-raiser to be their hardest yet but have set a target of £4,000 which if reached will ‘make it worthwhile’.
Tom said: “We are used to tough challenges together but, as I’m now a pensioner, I’m not sure who will find it the toughest, me running the 26 miles or Thomas having to drag me along behind.
“As an ex-soldier I support the Royal British Legion and the work that they do for ex-service men and women and their families.
“It is clear to me that the people of Malvern, like the whole of the UK, are great supporters of the annual Poppy Appeal, but the Legion need funds all year round, not just at Poppy Appeal time.”
Type in http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/RosesAreRed on the Internet to support Tom and Thomas.