London Marathon: Sibling support for David

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CHEERING on from the sidelines Helen Warne watched her little brother with pride.

It was the first marathon for David Cupper, 26, from Fareham, who was raising money for the British Red Cross.

Mrs Warne, 28, said the atmosphere was amazing and she was really pleased to see Olympian Mo Farah go past then, some time later, her little brother.

Mrs Warne, from Fareham, said: ‘The crowd went wild. Everybody had a really good day.’

Mr Cupper, a maintenance engineer, said: ‘It was pretty tough but it was really good. It was perfect weather and the crowd was amazing.’

Mr Cupper finished in a time of 4hrs 24mins 14secs, despite only starting to train in February when a last minute place came up. Mr Cupper said: ‘It was a last minute thing but I think I did well. The work the British Red Cross do abroad is fantastic, working in areas of conflict and getting aid out to people who need it. I’ve raised nearly £1,000 at the moment and a few sponsors are yet to come in. I’m really pleased.’

To donate go to uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidCupper