A BEREAVED family is asking people to join them and become a home hero by raising money for Helen & Douglas House hospice in Oxford.

Abingdon residents Sally and Andrew Hall were meant to be running the London Marathon on Sunday, which is now postponed until October, so instead the parents and their four children have decided to take part in the nationwide 2.6 Challenge in memory of their son Skye.

In 2014 their son died just before his sixth birthday from side effects linked to treatment for a brain tumour and the charity was there to support the whole family.

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The family had just started coming to Helen & Douglas House when Skye died and they were able to support them through this and afterwards with bereavement counselling.

To support the organisation Ms Hall will do 2,600 jumps on the family's trampoline called Skye High, while her husband will be running 26 miles in the lead up to Sunday.

Two of their children Jessie, eight, and Flynn, four, will also take part in the exercises, while Beau, two, has vowed to eat lots of different vegetables and one-year-old Sonny, who has just learnt to walk, will attempt to walk for 2.6 metres.