A 20-STRONG team raising funds for a charity that has helped a young Stourbridge girl and her family through tough times were among those who took on the Great Birmingham Run.

The event took runners through the streets and suburbs of Birmingham on Sunday (May 1).

More than 20 runners the half marathon event to raise funds for Stourbridge youngster Daisy Gilbert, who has a rare neurological disorder, and the charity that has been helping her – Reverse Rett – and together they have raised more than £6,000.

Anyone wishing to boost Team Daisy’s fundraising can do so online at www.justgiving.com/teamdaisydot

Both the 10K and half marathon started on Jennens Road in Birmingham city centre before heading into the suburbs of Bournville, Edgbaston, Selly Oak and Stirchley, with the event finishing up in Jennens Road where all finishers received a T-shirt, goodie bag and a medal.

Paul Foster, chief executive of the Great Run Company, said this year’s run had been “an incredible event” and he added: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came out, supported, volunteered and of course, to those who ran, for making it so memorable.

“It was great to see so many people taking on their individual challenges in the Junior and Mini, 10K and half marathon events, with a huge number of them raising much-needed funds for charities.”

Medical research charity Reverse Rett works to speed up treatments and find a cure for Rett Syndrome, which has left Daisy severely disabled and needing 24-hour care.

It’s not the first time her parents Emily and Dave Gilbert have raised funds for the charity. They’ve held numerous events to support the cause, including a music night in November 2021, and together with friends they took part in the Great Birmingham Run in 2017 in aid of the charity.