Hollington family race

The family of Marine Richard Hollington, who was killed in Afghanistan,, line up before the Great South Run 2012. 'From left L-R Jenny Hollington, Simon Hollington, Anne Hollington, Jos Hollington, Penny Hollington, Charlie Hollington, EJ (dog) with Allen Parton, Robin Hollington, Kenna Worthington, Neil Hollington.'Picture: Miles O'Leary
The family of Marine Richard Hollington, who was killed in Afghanistan,, line up before the Great South Run 2012. 'From left L-R Jenny Hollington, Simon Hollington, Anne Hollington, Jos Hollington, Penny Hollington, Charlie Hollington, EJ (dog) with Allen Parton, Robin Hollington, Kenna Worthington, Neil Hollington.'Picture: Miles O'Leary
Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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THE family of a marine killed in Afghanistan took to the streets in his memory.

Richard Hollington, of Petersfield, was 23 when he was killed following a bomb blast in 2010.

His parents Robin and Jenny were joined by other members of their family as they completed the 10-mile course.

The team also challenged themselves to raise money for Hounds for Heroes, a charity which provides dogs for the disabled, because they have named their puppy ‘Yomper Richie’ after Richard.

Mr Hollington, who has worked tirelessly for charities since the death of his son, raced with the words ‘my boy’ written on his back.

He said: ‘It’s been great that so many of us were able to take part in a fantastic day.

‘We all set about completing the challenge in under three hours and we all managed to achieve that which is great.

‘Hounds for Heroes are very local to us and it has said we can pop down there as many times as we want to see the dogs being trained.’