A HUDDERSFIELD dad has become an ambassador for a cerebral palsy charity.
Martin Brown, managing director of accountancy company My Management Accountant, has a three-year-old daughter, Isabella, who suffers from the condition.
In April, he ran the London marathon and raised £2,200 for Cerebra, an organisation which aims to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions.
Following his donation, Mr Brown, of Kirkburton, was approached by the charity to act as a regional representative.
He said: “I was delighted when, as a result of the marathon, Cerebra asked me if I would like to become a representative for them in Yorkshire.
“Our family live with cerebral palsy and know how important it is to receive the right levels of support.”
Cerebral palsy is caused by damage to the motor control centres of the developing brain and can occur during pregnancy, during childbirth or after birth up to about age three.
Cerebra was founded in 2001 and aims to improve the lives of children with brain-related neurological conditions, through research, education and direct, ongoing support.
Martin said: “I’ll be raising the profile of Cerebra throughout the region and telling people not only about the marvellous work the charity does but also encouraging them to get more involved themselves.”
His daughter Isabella attends Paces High Green School for Conductive Education in Sheffield.