A 10-YEAR-OLD boy from Torfaen is set to hike up Wales’ tallest mountain to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Will Freebury is taking on the challenge after his brother Jordan Chandler was diagnosed with Leukaemia in August 2011 – when he was just 14.

Three and a half years later Jordan was given the good news that he was in remission, and in 2017 he finished his treatment at the Teenage Cancer Trust unit in Cardiff.

Will’s dad Rob said: “My wife Donna took part in a record-breaking skydive in 2015.

“Will was quite young then, but he has always wanted to do something to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.

“They have such great facilities and support for teenagers at the unit.

“He loves watching the SAS programmes on TV. We were watching one where they were climbing up a mountain. Will turned to us and asked what the highest mountain in Wales was.

“We said it was Snowdon and he said that he wanted to climb it.

“We looked in to it to make sure it was something you can do at his age and he has done some practice walks up Pen-Y-Fan.

“It’s all been led by him.”

Will said that he was inspired to do the challenge by his mum, and from watching his hero Ant Middleton.

He said: “I was two when my brother was diagnosed with Leukaemia.

“I went to the hospital to visit him after nursery – it was a tough time for my family.

“I always said when I am double figures, I would like to set myself a challenge and raise money for The Teenage Cancer Trust.

“This charity supported my brother Jordan when he was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2011, and I would like to give something back to them.

“I like Ant Middleton. He is an inspiration of mine as he was in the army and the Royal Marines. He climbed Everest so when I am older, I want to climb Everest too.

“When I am 18, I want to do a skydive like my mum. It was really inspiring seeing her do that, and now she has a Guinness World Record.”

The challenge is set to take place at Easter, and Will is hoping to raise £250.

Mr Freebury added: “Jordan has been an inspiration.

“As a result of his treatment Jordan missed all of his years of school, but he has gone back and he is now in his final year at the University of South Wales, studying contemporary music. He has also been accepted for a place on a PGCE teaching qualification at USW.

“My wife has been inspired to change her job to nursing after our experience.”

For more information, or to donate to Will's challenge, you can follow the link here.