Five-year-old boy climbs mountain after his dad died in a motorcycle accident

A little boy has climbed a mountain – one of the highest in Britain, in fact – in order to raise vital funds for charity.

The brave five-year-old did this in honour of his late father.

Schoolboy Calan Rees raised £1,800 for a rescue team that tried to save his dad Sam, after being in a motorcycle accident aged 26.

Calan, of Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, presented a cheque using the donated money to the Wales Air Ambulance.

On the first anniversary of his dad Sam’s death, Calan hiked up Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons, which is the highest peak in southern Britain.

His mum Gemma says: ‘We absolutely loved our base visit it really was more of an eye opener to what incredible, dedication, love and support our heroes put into every patient in need.

‘Our heroes don’t get enough credit and we couldn’t thank them enough.

‘We are so thankful and grateful for all the support and love that our community put in to help us raise the money for an amazing cause!’

Though an emotionally challenging day, Calan was able to do something positive to support others.

Katie Macro, Wales Air Ambulance’s campaigns manager, adds: ‘Calan-James and Gemma have raised a fantastic £1,879 for the charity in memory of their much-loved father and partner, Sam.

‘Despite the pain the family are going through, they wanted to help raise funds so our medics could be there for the people of Wales when they need us most, which is inspirational.’

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