A YOUNG BOY from Gwynedd has raised more than £3,000 for a charity close to his heart by running 5k daily throughout the month of May.

Inspired by Colonel Tom Moore's fundraising efforts, seven-year-old Elis Owen from Bangor, decided that he also wanted to raise money for charity during the lock-down period.

10 years ago - in fact, before Elis was even born - his grandfather Iolo 'Bonc' Owen died at the young age of 50 from Motor Neurone Disease.

A huge Liverpool fan, Elis had just realised that one of his heroes, Stephen Darby, was suffering from the same condition, and knew immediately which charity he was going to support in his efforts.

As a result, he took on his gruelling challenge of completing 5k a day throughout May, tackling 155km and raising more than £3,000 in total for The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation which was created to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

Elis was accompanied by his dad Gethyn and the pair finished their stint in style over the weekend by dressing up as Batman (Elis) and Robin.

To donate to their cause, go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/elisioloowen