A KIDDERMINSTER dad will take on a mountain trek to raise funds for a charity that supported his family. 

Paul Carter, aged 42, from Blakebrook, is set to climb Snowdon in support of Home-Start Wyre Forest, the parent support charity that helped his family ten years ago.

The design manager, who works at Indoor Climate Systems in Bromsgrove, has two children Eva, aged 12, and Mae, aged 10, with partner Sarah. 

Paul says that they both decided to seek help from the charity after Sarah "began to struggle a bit," following the birth of Mae. 

Sarah then went to train as a volunteer at Home-Start Wyre Forest. 

The parent support service help families experiencing difficult times, which may be a result of isolation, single parenting, bereavement, drug and alcohol misuse, mental health difficulties, physical illness, or any other stress which would make the task of parenting more challenging.

 Paul said: "It's a community based charity with a small team. 

"Home-Start helped us when we first had children, so we saw first hand what they did to help and the difference that they make.

"If I can raise some money it would make a huge difference for them." 

Paul will be joined on Saturday, September 28, by seven other team members from Indoor Climate Systems, who are all taking on the trek to raise funds for different charities. 

Home-Start Wyre Forest manager Belinda Darby said: "It's incredible and it makes everything we do worthwhile. 

"We are really grateful to Paul for thinking of us and choosing us for his charity. 

"Money raised will go back into out core services to help another family the way we supported Paul's."

People can donate to Paul's fundraiser via justgiving.com/crowdfunding/paul-carter-home-start.