THE brother of a little boy who died after a courageous battle with leukaemia has set himself the challenge of running his first 5k in his memory to help others fight cancer.

Alex Prescott, from Parr, died on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital from the disease he had been battling since 2015.

His proud family made up of parents James and Michelle and younger brothers Leo and James have kept his memory alive.

Now one of the brothers – aged 10 – has decided to set himself his own challenge.

Leo with little brother JamesLeo with little brother James (Image: Leo with little brother James)

Their dad James, 39, said: “Each of the boys has found it difficult to deal with Alex being gone in different ways, Leo found it hard enjoying things for a while, because Alex wasn’t here to enjoy things.

“But we are past that now hopefully and now he wants to do something in memory of his brother as he remembers a lot of what Alex went through and I think that’s a great way to channel all these feelings.

“The TV adverts for the Race 4 Life came on a few times and he said he wanted to do it for Cancer Research in Alex’s memory, with one being local in Haydock we asked him if he was sure and he’s really excited to do it.

(Image: Leo)

“Leo has always been a child with a lot of empathy for others, he was always helping Alex and is a brilliant big brother to James and an anti-bullying ambassador in school.

“If everyone can help him raise as much as he can I know it will make a big difference to him and to Cancer Research.

“To be able one day to hopefully hear on the TV and the news that cancer is curable thanks to research then it will be amazing for us.

Leo and AlexLeo and Alex (Image: James Prescott)

“Bittersweet obviously but we are proud of all our sons and want to support Leo in whatever way we can to help him raise funds in Alex’s memory for Cancer Research UK. It could save others.”

To donate to Leo’s fundraiser ahead of the Haydock Race 4 Life event on June 30, go to