An 11-year-old boy from Backwell has raised more than £1,200 for Dementia UK through sponsored runs after the death of his great-nan.

Finley set himself the challenge of running a mile a day for 30 days, initially with the target of £100.

North Somerset Times: Finley and his mum, Victoria.Finley and his mum, Victoria. (Image: Submitted)

His mum, Victoria, explained how his great-nan had taken a fall during the first lockdown and never made it home, passing away shortly before Christmas.

She said: "Because of the restrictions, Finley was not able to see his nan. He was upset and one day, we discussed what he could do in her memory and he decided on running.

"He has not complained once, even as restrictions ease he has gone back to school and football training. He comes back, puts his running shoes on and gets out there. I am so proud of him."

North Somerset Times: Finley has been joined by family and friends on his runs.Finley has been joined by family and friends on his runs. (Image: Submitted)

Finley quickly surpassed the £100 goal and increased it to £1,000 - and once again, he surpassed this target.

Running his last mile on April 6, the 11-year-old has so far raised £1,275 for Dementia UK.