An Armadale man is taking on an accumulator challenge that will see him run 496 miles throughout 31 days this month.

Paul Brown will be completing an exhausting accumulator running challenge to raise funds for the charities Held In Our Hearts and Neil’s Hugs Foundation. Each day he will run the mileage that corresponds with the date, i.e. a mile on July 1st, 2 miles on July 2nd and so on, completing a monthly total of 496 miles.

He will be running for 31 consecutive days and completing 196 miles in the last 7 days which equate to more than 7 marathons in 7 days.

Held In Our Hearts is a local charity providing baby loss counselling and support to families. Formerly known as SANDS Lothians, they have 40 years’ experience of offering compassionate bereavement care in the community.

Neil’s Hugs Foundation was founded by Donna Paterson-Harvie who lost her only son, Neil to suicide in September 2011. The aim of the charity is to help raise awareness of suicide in the local community and support families who have been affected by suicide.

You can follow Paul’s challenge and donate through the following link:


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