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Couple complete rickshaw challenge in memory of brain tumour sister

PUBLISHED: 10:22 30 October 2019 | UPDATED: 10:38 30 October 2019

Julia and Christian Fairbrother, from Diss, after completing their fundraising Sri Lanka rickshaw adventure in memory of Julia's sister Susan. Picture: Julia and Christian Fairbrother

Julia and Christian Fairbrother, from Diss, after completing their fundraising Sri Lanka rickshaw adventure in memory of Julia's sister Susan. Picture: Julia and Christian Fairbrother

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A couple have survived an adventure of a lifetime crossing Sri Lanka in a rickshaw and raising almost £3,000 for Brain Tumour Research.

Susan Long, from Diss, who passed away from a brain tumour a couple of weeks before her 31st birthday in December 2010. Picture: Julia FairbrotherSusan Long, from Diss, who passed away from a brain tumour a couple of weeks before her 31st birthday in December 2010. Picture: Julia Fairbrother

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.

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Not 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

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