A WREXHAM man has challenged himself to run 45 miles to raise money for the Salvation Army's Christmas Toy Appeal.

On Sunday, December 10. Wrexham resident Brian Lane will be taking on the challenge of running 45 miles for a cause he has supported for the past four-years.

After running 30 miles in 2020, 35 miles in 2021 and 40 miles in 2022 for this cause Brian is now upping the goal again this year to an incredible 45 miles. 

All year round the Salvation Army work extremely hard to provide for those most in need.

At this time of year they have a Christmas Toy Appeal which provides toys for those children who may have little or nothing under the Christmas Tree on Christmas morning.

At Getin2Shape Training where Brian works, they believe that no child should go without at any time but especially not at Christmas.

Brian has been training hard in preparation for the challenge, but he needs your support. His Just Giving page can be found here.

He said: "My wife Leanne and I have a 6 & a 7 year old and we know how exciting Christmas is for kids, it’s our studio’s (Getin2Shape Training) way of helping others this time of the year.


"We currently have £569 raised and we hope to raise over £1000 as we have done in past years."

At this time of year especially, every little helps to support children and young people.

Brian is relying on community support and Christmas spirit as he takes on this year's challenge.