Three Irish brothers have set themselves the ultimate challenge to support fellow construction workers
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Three Irish brothers have set themselves the ultimate challenge to support fellow construction workers

A TRIO of brothers will take on the 2018 London Marathon to raise money for a charity supporting construction workers and their families.

Brothers Merrill, Rob and Darren Lynch are dedicated fundraisers for the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity.

Every year they challenge themselves to a ‘Brothers Lighthouse Day’ to raise money for the organisation, which provides financial and welfare support to workers suffering long term injury or illness within the construction sector.

Last year the Lynch brothers conquered the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge, scaling Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, raising over £3,000 for the charity.

The previous year saw them complete a 12-mile Tough Mudder challenge.

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Billed as the world’s most difficult obstacle race, they made it to the finishing post in just three hours and 25 minutes, raising £5,000.

For 2018 the trio will take to the capital for the ultimate physical challenge when they compete in the London Marathon, which takes place on April 22.

Training is already well underway for the siblings, who dedicate their achievements to their late mother Celia Lynch, who was a director of the family firm Lynch Plant for 30 years.

Regarding their upcoming challenge, Merrill Lynch explained: “Training for a marathon requires a lot of time, dedication and mind over matter. But as brothers, we motivate each other to keep going, especially knowing that we are raising money for such a great cause.”

He added: “As a company and as individuals we have been long term supporters of the Lighthouse Club Charity and it is an amazing feeling to support our construction colleagues through difficult times.

“We enjoy the challenges and each year they seem to get more and more ambitious, but I think we’ll get the marathon completed before we think about next year.”

To support the Lynch brothers in their marathon challenge click here

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