HOLG Trustee Brian is running two marathons over Easter weekend to raise money for us

HOLG Trustee Brian Downton is taking on a mega challenge for us this Easter…the 4x4x48 challenge.


  • A 4 mile run
  • Every 4 hours
  • For 48 hours

Starting on Good Friday, Brian will complete 13 runs, totalling 52 miles – that’s two marathons in one weekend!

Our very own Iron Man has taken on this kind of challenge before and although he hasn’t done one for a while, he’s got some booked for 2021 – and considers this one part of the training!

He’s been a trustee for the last few months, but has been a HOLG fundraiser for around four years before that, organising different events to raise money and awareness of what we do and who we help.

Brian is keen to involve as many people as possible and you can support him by:
Sponsoring him – here
Joining him on a run
Buying a spot on the back of his T-shirt – £50 per logo

Two of his business friends have already pledged their support, with £200 a-piece as main sponsors:

SBS Printing and Art Supplies – Graham Milton

Executive event transfers – Gary Johnson

Brian said: “I really enjoy these kind of challenges and it’s great to get back into them after the last year!
HOLG is a fantastic charity and now I’m a trustee, I wanted to get behind them with this fundraiser.
“I’m looking for some support from businesses who can buy a logo on the back of my shirt, join me for a run or a bit of one, celebrate at the finish line with me or sponsor me.
“It’s a challenge I’ve had my eye on for a while and I’m looking forward to spending the Easter weekend doing it – I’ll have earned my chocolate eggs at the end!”

If you’d like to sponsor Brian, join him or offer any other help, you can reach him at:

Fundraising with HOLG