Siblings tackle the Great North Run for their beloved uncle

Victoria and Nick Kerby, of High Street in Colsterworth, will run the Great North Run 2012.
Victoria and Nick Kerby, of High Street in Colsterworth, will run the Great North Run 2012.
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VICTORIA and Nick Kerby will have their uncle in mind as they race towards the finish line of the Great North Run on Sunday.

The brother and sister, aged 19 and 24 respectively, are running in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association, chosen as their uncle, Laurence Brewer, suffers from the condition. He was diagnosed two years ago and can now only communicate by moving his eyes.

Laurence, 42, from Bolton, is an inspiration to the family.

Brother-in-law Neville Kerby, of High Street in Colsterworth, said: “Before he became too ill, he researched a computer program being developed in America which recorded his voice saying thousands of words, so that any text typed into his computer would sound in his own voice.

“He wanted to do this so that his young son Stan, would have a permanent audio record of his father. He is believed to be the first person in the UK to use this technology.”

To sponsor Victoria and Nick’s 13.1-mile run, visit www.justgiving.com/nickandvickerby