Surgeons saved life of Sheffield Wednesday star’s relative

Sheffield Wednesday star Anthony Gardner takes part in the Neurocare Head Start walk.
Sheffield Wednesday star Anthony Gardner takes part in the Neurocare Head Start walk.
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A Sheffield Wednesday star is hoping to inspire fans to join a charity run for a cause close to his heart.

Anthony Gardner will help boost the profile of Sheffield-based charity Neurocare by taking part in its Head Start Run on Sunday.

The 32-year-old is racing in support of family member Pauline Quinn, who was left locked in her body for nine months after a sudden bleed on the brain.

But surgeons at the Hallamshire Hospital refused to give up and Pauline recovered after a shunt was tried.

Neurocare raises cash to buy life-saving neurosurgical equipment for the hospital.

Anthony will be taking part in the 5km race at Rother Valley Country Park.

Emma Douglas, head of fundraising for Neurocare, said: “We are really grateful to Anthony and the team at Sheffield Wednesday for their amazing support.”

* Visit Neurocare to sign up for the walk.