A KIDDERMINSTER dad has raised over a grand for a charity that supported his family in a sponsored mountain trek.

Intrepid dad Paul Carter, aged 43, from Blakebrook, completed a walk over Snowdon for family support charity Home-Start Wyre Forest at the end of September.

The design manager, who works at Indoor Climate Systems in Bromsgrove, has two children Eva, aged 12, and Mae, aged 10, with partner Sarah Morgan, aged 44.

The charity helped the family ten years ago when Paul and Sarah's children were young. Paul wanted to give something back to the service that helped his family.

The two presented a cheque to Home-Start Wyre Forest after Paul raised a total of £1197.30.

Paul`s partner Sarah went on to train as one of the charity`s volunteers after receiving help herself and currently support a local family by home visiting each week to deliver emotional and practical help.

Belinda Darby, Manager of Home-Start said: “This was an amazing offer by Paul to complete the course for us and the money raised will be used to support our core service for local families who are experiencing difficult times.

"It is always inspiring when people we have supported want to give something back to the scheme and with the time Sarah gives each week and this fantastic fundraising achievement by Paul we are so grateful to this lovely local family for helping us to continue to make a difference to people`s lives.”

Paul said: "I feel very pleased for the charity. It's such as good cause.

"It's quite warming to know that we have made a donation which will make a difference.

Sarah said: "We were getting donations from people who were touched by Home-Start. It was fantastic.

"Home-Start came out for me when my youngsters were new born. I know what a difference it made for me ten years ago."

Home-Start Wyre Forest supports 400 children in 200 families each year through a team of five staff and 102 trained volunteers.