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Marathon brothers receive fundraising boosts after raising thousands for MS

PUBLISHED: 10:48 12 May 2016 | UPDATED: 10:48 12 May 2016

Joe and Dan Timm London Marathon

Joe and Dan Timm London Marathon

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The family has raised £15,000 for Multiple Sclerosis Trust

Two brothers from Sidcup and Greenhithe have raised thousands of pounds for their chosen charity when they ran the London Marathon last month.

Joe and Dan Timm, who both work as gas engineers for SGN, took on the marathon to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust.

And it isn’t the first time their family has raised money for the charity aiming to fight the disease.

Twenty-two year old Joe, from Burnt Oak Lane said: “As a family, we’ve raised £15,000 for the MS Trust over the last five years.

“My parents ran the London Marathon four years ago and my sister followed in their footsteps last year.

“My brother and I are quite competitive, so there was an element of wanting to beat our sister’s time.”

The family became interested in supporting the charity through their mum who works as a specialist MS nurse.

As part of the brothers’ fundraising efforts, SGN donated £1,000 pushing their total to £5,000.

Greenhithe’s Dan, 26 said: “ SGN runs a scheme called Into Action, which was set up to support employees in their charitable community activities, we both applied for a donation and were lucky enough to be given £500 each.”

The competitive siblings finished neck and neck in the marathon, with Joe finishing in four hours 20 minutes, 16 minutes behind his older brother.

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