A WREXHAM man conquered the Chester half marathon in aid of brave three-year-old Aria's fight against a brain tumour.

Dyfan Jarvis, from Rhos, has raised £700 to help in the campaign to provide Aria Hodgkiss, from Rhostyllen, with potentially life-extending treatment.

Aria's brain tumour is inoperable, but she is currently in receipt of a new treatment as part of a clinical trial based of Germany - with the treatment thought to kill cancerous cells.

However, the treatment, the ONC201 drug, isn't available on the NHS and could eventually cost Aria's family over 1000 euros a week to import from Germany.

And such is the weight of feeling within the local community to help Aria, Dyfan battled severe heat exhaustion and dehydration to complete the half marathon in aid of the campaign.

Dyfan, who was doing a half marathon for the first time, collapsed at the finish line - but thankfully he is now feeling better.

The 36-year-old said: "I can’t say I didn’t push myself to my limits as I collapsed at the finish line. My blood and oxygen levels were low and I was dehydrated - Ii was so hot.

"Feeling better now though and most importantly I was able to raise vital for funds for little Aria."

Dyfan has been inspired to support Aria ever since hearing of her condition.

"I was on holiday in Porthmadog and my sister started talking to the Aria's mum", he said.

"I asked my sister who she was speaking to and then she explained who it was and what her daughter was going through.

"It was at that point I wanted to raise as much money as possible to help and thought a good challenge would be the Chester half."

Aria's mum, Mel, said: "Thank you so much to Dyfan for running the half marathon and raising money for Aria.

"Thank you so much to everyone who donated towards the GoFundMe page - you have no idea how much this means to us as a family."

You can donate to Dyfan's fundraiser at https://bit.ly/3nQEkck

And you can read more about Aria's story here