A kind-hearted runner from Telford has received a £1,000 donation to boost his fundraising pot for Phab Kids as he prepares to run the London Marathon this month.

Steve Scott, aged 50 from Hollinswood, was inspired to support the charity as it provides opportunities for children and adults, with and without disabilities, to make more of life.

Steve hopes to raise £2,000 by running the 26.2mile marathon and has now been given a cash boost by Persimmon Homes West Midlands through its Community Champions scheme. Every month, the housebuilder donates up to £1,000 each to two groups or individuals through the match-funded scheme.

Steve, a supervisor with Epwin Group, who has also organised coffee mornings and afternoon teas for the charity, said: “Phab Kids is a charity for children with learning difficulties and disabilities. It enables them to go on adventures and attend outdoor activity centres so they can experience being away from their homes. It helps to build self-esteem and confidence and can also help with personal, practical and social skills. I am very grateful to Persimmon Homes West Midlands for their support.”

Amanda Rogers, head of sales for Persimmon Homes West Midlands, said: “Steve’s determination to help raise money for Phab Kids is truly admirable, and we are delighted to be in a position to support him.

“If people were unsuccessful in their Community Champions application, we urge them to visit the Persimmon Homes website and to try again this year and hopefully they will become our next recipient.”

To nominate and to find out about the terms and conditions people can visit www.persimmonhomes.com/charity