A YOUNG wheelchair user with cerebral palsy took on a huge feat he has been training hard for.

Holy Trinity student Dylan Szoke completed a chair-free walk around his school field on Wednesday to raise money for charity Whizz Kids, who support child wheelchair users.

The 15-year-old was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder which affects movement, muscle tone, balance and posture - and has used a wheelchair since he was young.

Dylan has been putting his practice hours in with a walking aid during school break times and PE lessons, along with attending an out-of-school boxing club, which he says has been an opportunity to build up his strength.

“I had to put lots of training into it,” he added.

“I was really excited but also a bit nervous to do it.

“It’s a huge honour to support a charity so close to my heart and I wanted to do something challenging - I wanted to push myself.

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“I did this walk not just to raise money, but to also raise awareness of this amazing charity and the many lives they change.”