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.