TWO marathons, two years apart, have helped a Halesowen mother donate a lifesaving defibrillator to her children’s school.

Jennifer White, of Downing Street, raised more than £750 when she took part in the Brighton Marathon in 2015 and she will take to the streets of Birmingham on Sunday for her second 26.2 mile run.

The money raised by the 44-year-old has been used to install a state-of-the-art defibrillator at Newfield Park Primary School, attended by her children Lily, Noah, and twins Scarlet and Georgia.

Jennifer, who was helped over the fundraising finish line in her quest to have the equipment installed by Midlands charity Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation, said: “The defibrillator has finally been put in at the school.

“But I have received massive help from Rob Underwood and his charity the Charlotte and Craig Saving Hearts Foundation who have given us the extra money we needed to have the defibrillator installed.

“Rob is a wonderful man and the work he and his wife Maggie do with the charity is lifesaving to so many people.

“I have to say a big thank you to Rob for his wonderful generosity.”

Jennifer, a former song writer and guitarist, only started running in 2014 to give herself some “time out” from her hectic family life.

She added: “I ran Brighton in four hours 33 minutes and I had never known anything like it in my life I couldn’t walk or talk when I finished, I was absolutely exhausted.

“I would be so happy if I can complete Birmingham in four hours 20, well I’m hoping so as I have really put the training in.

“It has been really tough though, because as soon as I come home from work I have four children to look after.

“It’s always hard to find time to myself, and even harder to use the little amount of free time I have to go out on runs.”