Downton athlete hits the road for LUPUS UK

Mark Alford

Downton’s very own fitness fanatic Mark Alford is taking on the Milton Keynes marathon on 4th May in support of LUPUS UK.

Mark, affectionately known as ‘Malf’ by his colleagues, is part of Downton’s Transport Planning team and has become somewhat of a exercise enthusiast. Mark has now lost more than a third of his body weight – an incredible nine stone!

Lupus UK is the only national charity supporting people with the debilitating immune system illness. As well as directly helping sufferers, the charity also aims to raise awareness of the disease and fund medical research. You can find out more about the charity on their website –

Any sponsorship would be greatly appreciated and if you’d like to help you can donate via Mark’s JustGiving page here.