A sea of orange vests flooded the Menai Bridge as dozens of Flintshire runners set off for a heartening cause.

Friends, family, and even strangers took part in The Jones Crisp Anglesey Half Marathon on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for a Buckley boy with a muscle-wasting condition.

Jenson Edwards, 5, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) at just age three. Despite the devastating news, parents Hannah Grindley and Craig Edwards, also of Buckley, were determined to turn this life-changing news into something positive.

Jenson's illness, which would inevitably render him unable to walk and to which there currently is no known cure, has united dozens of relatives and friends in their bid to find a cure and raise awareness of MD and DMD.

They formed 'Team Jenson,' which has gone from three people competing in a couple of races last year to over 30 participant at Anglesey Half this weekend.

Dad Craig said seeing the sea of orange vests, the colour of national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK, was a dream come true. He said: "I mentioned in the paper a while back that one of my aims and dreams for Team Jenson was to turn up to an event and have people stand and take notice of us. Well that dream became reality for me on Sunday.

"Not Only did we take over Anglesey, we made sure Anglesey knew who we where and why we were there. I know this because as I reached mile eight or nine, a lovely lady spectacular shouted to myself and Martyn Teire that she had seen a fair few of our runners that day and would like to make a donation.

"We came over the tannoy on a number of occasions too - Mark Peers, Team Jenson - is one that I remember hearing.

"The finish line support was amazing from all too. I had to keep my emotions in check once I knew all our runners were in and had made it. The whole thing was just 'wow,' it was amazing."

Races, charity walks, and even sky dives for Team Jenson over the past two years have helped raise an incredible £30,000 for the Buckley youngster, who attends Mountain Lane Primary School.

Mum Hannah Grindley said the support she has received since discovering Jenson's illness has been "amazing." She told the Leader that running has also helped her cope with her chaotic life, between working as a dental assistant, and taking care of poorly Jenson.

She said: "Even getting out on a two mile run around Connah's Quay makes me feel better.

"We had around 30 runners Anglesey, which means together it's almost 400 miles collectively for Jenson. It's unbelievable. He knows that we're all running for him, and that we all wear orange, but we just tell him he has poorly muscles and we're trying to get him better - what more can you tell a five year old?"

Hannah will be tackling one of the world's largest races next month as she and two other members of Team Jenson head to the Virgin Money London Marathon. The team hope to get noticed in their bright orange vests after they secured a place through Muscular Dystrophy UK.

To donate towards Jenson's cause and help him battle his illness, go online at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jensonsfight