Patients cared for at Kingswood Drive respite service are getting a fundraising boost thanks to one grateful parent.
Gary Lennox ran the London Marathon for the first time on 23 April to raise funds for the Kings Norton centre, which provides respite care to his daughter, Danielle.
He completed the 26-mile run in just over four hours and thirty minutes, and has so far raised £750 for centre. The total sum raised will be matched by Gary's employer, Vodafone.
Gary said: "I just want to say a massive "thank you" to everyone who has supported me by donating. I was pleased with my finish time and even more delighted with how much I've managed to raise for Kingswood Drive."
Kingswood Drive has been providing respite care for Gary's 21-year-old daughter Danielle for the last three years.
Danielle has cerebral palsy and requires round-the-clock care. She lives at the family’s home in Bournville, with her dad, mum Viv and younger brother Michael. During the week she visits a local day centre, and when the family need a longer break or holiday, they use the respite service at Kingswood.