A marathon runner from Frodsham’s fundraising has gone a long way to help three disabled children.
Dave Sconce, 37, took part in the Chester marathon for the Newlife Foundation and raised more than £500.
His sponsorship money has helped to buy a specialist car seat for three-year-old Matthew Green from Frodsham.
Matthew has achondroplasia, a type of dwarfism, and the seat will help keep him safe.
His mum Stephanie Cawte said: “It is getting harder to get Matthew in and out of the car as he gets heavier and it is easy for him to get his arms out of the harness at every opportunity.
“The specialist equipment we need has a swivel base, so Matthew will be able to help me get him into the seat, and a five-point safety harness will keep him secure.
“It will also last him until he is about seven years old.”
Dave’s fundraising has also helped two other children get physiotherapy equipment and a power pack for a manual wheelchair.
The 37-year-old finished his first ever marathon in an impressive time of three hours and 15 minutes.
He said: “Running has been a hobby of mine for a little while but this was the first marathon I have attempted.
“Training went well, but was difficult because I was trying to fit it in around home life as I have two young daughters.”
A local government accountant, he chose Newlife as it had previously helped the children of two family friends.
The charity has helped to provide equipment for 422 children with disabilities and terminal illness in Cheshire through a range of practical support services.
To find out more about Newlife visit www.newlifecharity.co.uk/cheshire.