TWO brothers trekked 30 miles over the Brecon Beacons in support of their brother who has bowel cancer and in memory of their dad who passed away from the illness.

Alfie and Freddy Hunter, from Leigh, raised in excess of £15,000 for Bowel Cancer UK, by walking 30 miles over the Brecon Beacons.

The siblings were joined by family friend, Dan Holland and ten others, to take on the challenge in support of Alfie and Freddy’s brother, Jack Hunter, 29, who has been diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer.

The team who dubbed themselves “Jack’s Juggernauts” also trekked in memory of Alfie, Freddy and Jack’s dad, Paul Hunter, who died of bowel cancer in 2017.

Jack was diagnosed with the disease in early 2019. He lives in London with wife, Megan, who he married in June.

Every 15 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with bowel cancer, making it the fourth most common cancer. Bowel cancer is more common in the over 50s, however it can affect people of all ages, more than 2,500 people aged under 50 are diagnosed with the disease in the UK every year

Fundraising events manager for Bowel Cancer UK, Leanne Richards, said: “We are so proud of Jack’s Juggernuats and want to thank them for taking on the Trekfest The Beacons for us. It’s because of people like them that we can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”