A BROTHER and sister are set to complete their own unique marathon to raise funds for a new play area for sick children.

Six-year-olds Ruben and Elena Evans-Guillen will each run 100km during 2018 for Warrington and Halton Hospitals’ Making Waves appeal, which aims to raise £100,000 for a new aquatic-themed outdoor play area on the children’s ward.

The twins, who often visit their grandad Robert Evans in Farnworth, Widnes, originally took up running last year as a way to combat their ADHD.

Dad Mark Evans said: “My two are very hyperactive kids as they have ADHD, so family life is geared around doing as many activities as possible.

“We did a 5km run in north Yorkshire and they really did well.

“We thought it would be a great idea to continue this and reach 100km in runs, then we learned about the Making Waves project and thought it would be incredible to raise funds for a fantastic cause.

“I’m a big believer in giving young kids confidence and opportunities, and more importantly making them aware that they are helping people.”

Ruben and Elena have already completed a quarter of the 100km run, and are planning to tackle challenges including Tough Mudder.

The play area will have interactive games, a sensory garden, teenage area and space for bed ridden patients to join in.

Mark, who will be running the 100km alongside Ruben and Elena, added: “The new play area will make a massive difference to children who are in hospital.”

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