A gruelling triathlon challenge has helped a school replace computer equipment stolen in a burglary.
Gary Lawrence, a senior projects manager at Welconstruct Interior Contracts, has donated more than £1,000 to the Maney Hill Primary School in Sutton Coldfield after completing the Ironman Austria.
Gary, whose children attend the school was sponsored by Welconstruct Interior Contracts family and friends.
Miss Thomas, Headmistress of Maney Hill Primary School, said: "We are delighted that Mr Lawrence has chosen to support the school in this way. These funds will enable us to invest further in computer equipment for the school and benefit all pupils. Our congratulations go to him for this tremendous sporting achievement and we do know that he is starting to train for a second Ironman competition next year. We will be keenly watching his progress."
Approximately 2,000 athletes from all over the world take part in the Carinthia Ironman Austria competition every year. It starts with 3.8 kilometres of swimming, then 180 km of cycling and finally 42.2 km of running.
Gary said: "I am passionate about training and keeping fit and last year decided to begin training for the Ironman in Austria. During my training, the school suffered from a burglary. "I had not thought where any funds raised from the races should go until then but could think of no better cause!"