A MATCHBOROUGH man will be pounding the pavements of Birmingham to raise money to fund defibrillators in the town.
Dwaine Brown will be lacing up his running shoes on Sunday (October 19) for the Bupa Great Birmingham Run.
The 32-year-old will be among 20,000 people taking on the half marathon after being inspired by the couch to 5k challenge.
He has been training for the big day at Choices Gym, where bosses have agreed to give a free gym pass to anyone who sponsors him £5 or more.
All the money raised will go to Redditch Heart Safe which campaigns for life-saving equipment in schools and public places.
Mr Brown, who is friends with Robert and Maggie Underwood who founded the charity, said: “The family have been through a lot, losing their son and daughter, so I just wanted to show my support.
“They are a really nice couple and do a lot of work for the community.”
Visit www.redditchheartsafe.com/donate for more information or to donate.