A Brockley woman and her younger sister are keeping their friend’s memory alive after he died from a brain tumour.

Daniel Dewar was diagnosed with a low-grade brain tumour in November 2017, but the 27-year-old died just 11 months later after his diagnoses changed to an aggressive grade four.

Stephanie Ensten, 30, from Brockley, and her sister Belinda, 26, who lives in Kilburn, are now doing a gruelling double marathon to help fight the killer disease.

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The double marathon is on the South Downs Way in June and will include a run of 23.4 miles and a climb of 2,718ft on day one before a 30-mile run and 2,333ft ascent the next day.

Stephanie said: "Race to the King is going to be tough but it’s nothing compared to what Dan went through after his diagnosis and what his family are going through now.

"It shocked me how poor his prognosis was and opened my eyes to how much more needs to be done for brain tumour patients."

The pair are raising money for Brain Tumour Research ahead of the challenge, which you can donate to here.

Janice Wright, a fundraising manager for Brain Tumour Research in London, said: "Belinda and Stephanie’s determination to fundraise for us is incredible and we hope they will inspire others to support research into this disease. Best of luck to them as they train for their challenge.

"Dan’s story reminds us that brain tumours kill more men under the age of 45 than prostate cancer. What’s more, historically, just one per cent of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease, and we are proud to be changing this."