Three brothers from Ripon are set to take on a 12-hour running challenge in aid of mental health charity the Hollytree Foundation.

Harry Appleton-Metcalfe and brothers James and John Brading are taking on the ’12-hour Truck’, as the run is now named, which starts and ends in Wath whilst taking in Lofthouse, Pateley Bridge and Ripon.

The brothers will run the circular route for the Hollytree Foundation, which was set up by Harry’s family through their own experiences in supporting Harry’s sister, Holly.

The charity financially supports parents or carers who have children in mental health units with logistical costs when visiting their sons or daughters.  

Harry said:

“Quite often these hospitals are a long way from home, and the cost of regularly seeing their children soon mounts up.

“It is so important to keep family relationships strong and visits constant as their children are so vulnerable. I am really proud to be a trustee of this Charity and my inspiration is my sister, Holly.”

All three brothers are keen cricketers and play for Great Ouseburn in the Nidderdale League.

Since starting their ’12-hour Truck’ training in January, the trio have covered over 1,196km and have clocked up 148 hours in total. 

To find out more about the challenge and to support the three brothers, find the JustGiving page here.

Your Harrogate’s Nick Hancock chatted to Harry ahead of the challenge:

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