A REDDITCH dad who has recovered from a brain tumour is running a half marathon to raise funds for the hospital that saved his life.

Jamie O’Brien, from Greenlands, will be taking part in the Great Birmingham Run on Sunday, October 14 in aid of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Having been diagnosed in October 2016, the tumour was removed in early 2017 – a month before the birth of his son Jaiden.

Since then, the 35-year-old has received a full programme of after-care at the QE, including MRI scans, tests and check-ups.

“I owe so much so the fantastic staff at this hospital," he said.

"They saved my life and have provided amazing care and support. Now I just want to give something back.

Generous donations from his colleagues at Redditch-based logistics firm Transmec UK have already helped Jamie to exceed his initial fundraising target of £500.

“I would like to keep going and raise as much as I can," he added.

"Training is going well and I’m looking forward to the run."

Donations can be made via Jamie’s Just Giving page justgiving.com/fundraising/jamie-o-brien7.