A HOLYWELL five-year-old has cleaned up at the Amplifon Brave Britons Awards 2022 by winning not one – but two accolades.

Albie-Junior Thomas was shortlisted after becoming the youngest person to ever scale Mount Snowdon despite having a prosthetic leg.

Albie was pronounced the winner of both the Young Hero category and received the title of overall winner of the Amplifon Brave Britons awards.

Albie and his dad, Daniel upon hearing the news, which was streamed at the virtual presentation yesterday (October 11), found themselves on the road to London from Holywell to stay over for the night before appearing on Sky News this morning alongside Kay Burley to discuss the youngster’s incredible feat.

Daniel Thomas, who sits on the town council in Holywell and his son are no strangers to adventure as they are currently preparing to tackle the UK’s highest point, Ben Nevis later this month alongside friend and celebrity, Paddy Doherty; with preparations already underway thanks to multiple return trips up Snowdon.

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Speaking about his son’s incredible achievement, Daniel said: “Albie-junior was super excited that he won, and I would like to thank the Amplifon Brave Britons awards.

“As his dad, I’m unbelievably proud of my son and can’t wait for our next adventure up Ben Nevis with our good friend Paddy Doherty.”

Albie was presented with his award by paralympic silver medalist swimmer and former Amplifon champion Ellie Challis who said: “Like myself, Albie has had to face up to extraordinary challenges since he was a baby. He has shown a massive resilience in order to succeed.

“Although Albie is only five, already he has been an inspiration to others much older than himself. And he is someone who has already broken a world record, literally, scaling to great heights.

“And he is someone, who like myself when I was just a young child, dreams of being a paralympic medal winner.”