Schoolboy Luke Harrison is getting on his bike to help him along the road to recovery from leukaemia.
Luke, from Oval Road, Tipton, has been given a trailer bike so that he can join in family cycling trips.
The bike was presented to Luke by the Cyclists Fighting Cancer charity following a donation from Pertemps People Development Group (PPDG).
Luke, aged seven, who goes to Sunhill Primary School, was diagnosed with leukaemia eight months ago and has been undergoing treatment at
Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
Generous PPDG workers in West Bromwich heard about Luke’s plight and donated £250 for the trailer bike.
Employees at PPDG’s offices across the country each month donate a sum from their salary to a Give As You Earn scheme to benefit good causes.
Luke’s father Dave, a full-time carer for wife Sue who became disabled after suffering a stroke, said: “We nearly lost Luke when he got an infection in his spine during his first course of chemotherapy.
“It spread to his liver and brain and they had to try 15 types of antibiotics before they got it under control. He spent three months in hospital and couldn’t walk when he came out.
“He’s now undergoing the second course of chemotherapy and seems to be coping with it a lot better.
“He’s battling well and he loves getting out on the bike. We go out at weekends with family and friends to local parks or along the canals and often spend all day out and about.
“Luke and I also ride to school and back together which we really enjoy.”
Phil Pemble, of PPDG, said that the company was pleased to be able to make a payroll donation to help the family as part of its active community support programme.