A REDDITCH veteran will be donning his Superman outfit and running 13 miles with no water for a noble cause.

Ex-para Martin Carver, of Woodrow, will be taking on the challenge in support of the PTSD Project UK, to help raise funds for a walk-in centre for veterans suffering from the disorder.

The run will take place this Sunday (November 22) at 11am, and will be the first of eight the 60-year-old plans to complete in aid of the cause.

Mr Carver, who previously battled cancer which is now in remission, says he doesn't suffer from the PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) himself, but has friends who experience it.

He told the Advertiser: "There are thousands of veterans with PTSD. They need help now. We want to make some money and all the funds go directly to the centre.

"I will be running 13 miles around Redditch, but I'm making it a little bit harder for myself."

Mr Carver will not be drinking any water on his run and will be carrying a minimum load of 35lb in his rucksack. He will also be transforming into his super hero alter ego for the run, something which he has previously done for other charity fundraisers.

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"I've got to capture the imagination of the public. I've got a passion for it. It's all about raising awareness," he said.

Mr Carver also works as a gym instructor at the Abbey Stadium and has been supporting people with cancer and recovering patients.

He added: "I know what it's like to go through chemotherapy. I don't charge a penny for anything.

"It's not about me, I want to make a difference when there are people struggling."

People can donate to the PTSD Project UK fundraiser here.

Jon Edwards, organiser for the PTSD Project UK said: "What we are hoping to do is get a walk-in centre open in Birmingham. 

"We know that it's possible and that there's public support for this. We are not going to stop until it's done. 

"Martin is amazing. He's so focused and dedicated on the end goal. It's hard to find people like that."