A YOUNG boy has raised hundreds of pounds to “do his bit” during lockdown for those who need help.

Osian Williams, from Mynydd Isa, is soon-to-be six on June 30 and has been taking on a charity challenge in the lead up to his birthday with a fundraising run.

In the space of a few days, the Mynydd Isa Primary School pupil has raised almost £1,700 which will be split between the Wrexham Maelor’s Children’s ward and his beloved Wrexham AFC.

To raise the cash, Osian has pledged to run 10 miles before he turns six – that worked out at about two miles for his planned runs.

Proud dad Anthony said: “Since the beginning of the lockdown in March he has seen a few people on the news doing things for charity and he’s always been a generous kid that just wants to do things for others.

“He’s the type of person that when we go to the supermarket, he reminds us to buy something for the Foodbank trolley at the tills. When he is finished playing with something, he’ll ask to take it to a charity shop for someone who might not have as many toys as he does. It’s just in his little nature to care.”

Dad-of-two Anthony said his son has been talking about different things he can do to help people and raise money locally and decided on two causes.

He continued: “He’s seen that the club are doing things to raise funds whilst there is no football on, and he really just wants the club to survive and make it through this. He picked the NHS children’s ward as well because he wanted to do something help make poorly children smile.”

Accompanying his son every mile of his challenge, Anthony said he could not be prouder of what his son has achieved in just a week – particularly when local temperatures hit a sweltering 30 degree heat in parts.

Osian was able to complete his challenge by running his last two miles on the Racecourse pitch in Wrexham.

To contribute to this fundraiser, go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/anthony-williams-844.