A DAD and daughter duo will be hosting a craft fair in Bromsgrove next month to raise money for the charity that helped them cope with a rare disease.

Malcolm Bruce, 56, was diagnosed with vasculitis - an autoimmune disease which attacks the blood vessels - in 2015, but is now in remission after a gruelling two years of hospital stays and chemotherapy.

His daughter Clare told the Advertiser: "It’s affected dad massively – he spent a month in hospital and couldn’t even walk up the road. It zaps all your energy so he’s been a very poorly man. But through Vasculitis UK’s support he’s built up his strength and can now make it to the shops and walk around the park.

“He sets himself goals like walking up the stairs using only one foot on each step. Our next main goal is the Birmingham Half Marathon in October, so me and him are doing it together hand-in-hand along with some good friends.

“We’re training for that at the moment but, as a crafter myself, we thought why don’t we hold our own craft fair and raise some extra money for the charity that’s helped us so much."

The free-to-attend craft fair will be held at the Court Leet pub in Worcester Road on September 15 between 5pm and 9pm, and will feature local business stalls, selling cakes, accessories and art supplies.

All of Malcolm and Clare's profits, plus the proceeds from a charity raffle, will be donated to Vasculitis UK.

Malcolm added: "Without the love and support of my family I wouldn't be in the position I am today, so driving myself to complete the Birmingham half marathon is also to thank Vasculitis UK for their continued support and hopefully find a cure for this dreadful disease."

Visit vasculitis.org.uk for more information.