A BROMSGROVE resident who works for a national charity with town headquarters is putting her best foot forward to raise money.

Margaret Gwilliam, an administrator at the Life After Stroke Centre in Church Lane, is taking part in the Birmingham Half Marathon being held in October.

The centre is the headquarters of the national charity the Stroke Association, which supports stroke survivors, families and carers.

Margaret is currently in training for the challenge, running a couple of times a week with the Worcester group Black Pear Joggers, based at Perdiswell Leisure Centre.

She plans to step up training closer to the event by taking part in the Timberhonger and Worcester 10k events, and other half marathons also in Worcester and in Malvern.

Margaret is planning to gain sponsorship for the run, to support the Stroke Association, over the next few months.

Margaret said: "Stroke can leave you disabled and not able to move, hence why I’m supporting the charity I work for because I want to keep moving and I believe in Life after Stroke."

Anyone who wants to make a donation to the charity can do by visiting the association's website, stroke.org.uk.