HOSPITAL boss Kevin Oxley put his best foot forward to raise £400 for Darlington Association on Disability (Dad).

The Memorial Hospital's director of facilities competed in the Great North Run half marathon to help boost the charity's coffers.

Yesterday, he presented a cheque to members of the association.

Mr Oxley, 44, said: "I have had a bit of involvement with Dad down the years, looking at disabled access issues.

"I wanted to do something for a local charity so this was ideal."

Association manager Lauren Robinson said: "There's so many good causes out there, we're really delighted that Kevin has chosen to do this for us."