AN inspirational youngster has inspired children from across the world to join him after embarking on his latest fundraising mission.

Aneeshwar Kunchala recently completed a 10-day cricket challenge – which saw him knock 1,000 hits with the bat to raise more than £2,750 for Warrington and Halton Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

But the Westbrook youngster, aged five, is not letting up.

He has now commenced a new challenge, along with his friends.

Little Pedallers Aneesh and His Friends will see youngsters raise money for Give India’s Covid-19 response fund.

Give India is a non-profit organisation which provides resources to non-governmental organisations across India.

Aneeshwar, who is approaching the midway point of the 30-day challenge, has pledged to cycle 100km in a month.

Proud dad Anil said: “Since the lockdown, Aneesh has been practicing cricket in the back garden and developed an interest in it.

“It was not long since cricket became his favourite sport, he says he loves hitting the ball to moon.

“With the same inspiration, he thought to do a cycling challenge with his friends for India.

“We are happy to see how Aneesh is making a difference to society and inspiring kids to give back to society at a very young age.

“We need more children to achieve this and show our support to India in this tough time.”

Aneeshwar’s parents, Anil and Sneha, are managing the campaign from the UK.

While Nagarjuna Rachakonda, dad of little pedaller Nihal, has developed a new website to track the day to day progress of the children.

The challenge kicked off with a team of six on day one, with Aneeshwar joined by Hrudhay, Sanat, Sathvika, Arihan and Varunya.

However, youngsters from across the UK, United States and India have since joined after hearing about the challenge.

More than £2,300 has been raised so far.

For further information and updates visit the Little Pedallers Aneesh and His Friends page on Facebook, or to donate click here.