Couple complete rickshaw challenge in memory of brain tumour sister
- Credit: Julia and Christian Fairbrother
A couple have survived an adventure of a lifetime crossing Sri Lanka in a rickshaw and raising almost £3,000 for Brain Tumour Research.
Julia Fairbrother, 51, from Diss, along with her funeral director husband Christian undertook the fundraising challenge in memory of Julia's sister Susan (Susy) Long, who passed away from a brain tumour a couple of weeks before her 31st birthday in December 2010.
They were joined by best friends Sam Mason and Rob Waddington, from Botesdale, on the self-funded tuk-tuk challenge with 38 teams from various countries each travelling their own route on the 777 km journey.
MORE: Memory of sister, 30, drives woman's fundraising adventure to help find brain tumour cureNot everything went to plan with Julia requiring a hospital trip, X-ray and stitches to her leg after an unfortunate encounter with a storm drain during a monsoon.
However Christian, who works for Rosedale Funeral Home, said: "We wanted to do something to raise funds and awareness of Brain Tumour Research but also take part in a challenge that Susan would have relished."
- You can read more about the adventure at the blog