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Deaf sister and blind cousin inspires Dereham man to run London Marathon

PUBLISHED: 11:24 21 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 21 March 2018

Jordan Forrest will be taking on the 26.2-mile challenge on April 22 to raise money for the national disability charity Sense, which he previously worked for. Photo: Sense

Jordan Forrest will be taking on the 26.2-mile challenge on April 22 to raise money for the national disability charity Sense, which he previously worked for. Photo: Sense

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A 25-year-old from Dereham says his deaf sister and blind cousin inspired him to run his first London Marathon.

Jordan Forrest will be taking on the 26.2-mile challenge on April 22 to raise money for the national disability charity Sense, which he previously worked for.

He said: “I’ve been inspired to run by my sister and cousin. Through their experiences, I’ve become aware of what life is like living with a disability.

“It felt right to give something back by running for Sense and to also say thank you for shaping me as a person.

“I’m incredibly nervous but enjoying the process of raising money to support the charity and raise awareness.”

He said his 16-year-old sister is deaf, while his 13-year-old cousin is blind.

Mr Forrest is hoping to raise £1,500 for charity, with £1,335 already secured so far.

To sponsor him, visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Jordanthemarathonrunner69


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