Proud Northampton mum praises twin boys for supporting charity in fun run after being inspired by brave nan

David and James Monk
David and James Monk
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Twin six-year-old brothers from Northampton are raising money for Parkinsons UK by taking part in a fun after being inspired by their Nan.

Proud mum, Leigh-Ann Monk, said her sons David and James will be taking part in a ‘superhero fun run’ on Bank Holiday Monday in Milton Keynes and have so far raised an incredible £377.

“The boys were both born on the exact day that their Nan, who was 52 at the time, was due to receive the diagnosis that she has Parkinsons Disease,” she said.

“However their scheduled arrival was not something Nanny was willing to miss so she rescheduled for one week later. The blow of the diagnosis was only softened by the birth of Nanny’s twin grandsons.

“Six years on my mum (Annie) has experienced a rapid deterioration in her health.

“She has a very rapid progressing form of Parkinsons Disease which has left her with limited abilities.

“We have now been given the blessed news that she has been accepted to receive Deep Brain Stimulation. This is the only option now available to improve my mum’s life in any way.

“The boys are very close to their Nan and wanted to show her how proud they are of her.

“So this fun run is all for Nanny, and to say “Thank you” to Parkinsons UK for all their hard work. As their Mum I am very proud of them both,” she said.