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Schoolboy raises thousands for disabled brother

Oscar pushing Lewis in his wheelchair

A schoolboy from Northamptonshire has raised money for his disabled brother by running 50 miles [80km] in 41 days last weekend.

Oscar Herbert, 11, completed the challenge on Saturday for his sibling Lewis, 21, who has Lennox Gastaut and needs 24-hour care.

He has raised over £3,600 for the Life for Lewis campaign after coming up with the idea after his brother’s 21st birthday on Sunday.

As an early present Oscar pushed Lewis over the finish line in his wheelchair on Saturday.

He told BBC News: "Lewis' legs don't work, but I'm lucky that mine do. I used my legs to run for him".

The boys’ father Gary Herbert said: "We are so very proud of Oscar for what he has done for his big brother.

"For him to want to do this for his brother is so thoughtful and caring. I know we are biased but what a caring thing to do for someone so young".

The money raised through the campaign will fund “disability specific items” not available on the NHS or other statutory services.

[ Oscar Herbert had some "some really early mornings before school" so he could smash the 50 mile total. ]

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