A Croft teenager got the birthday celebrations for a Lancashire charity off to a flying start by completing his own personal challenge.

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Woods took part in Rainbow Hub’s virtual ramble last weekend, which is on target to raise more than £10,000 for the charity.

The youngster, who has attended conductive education at Rainbow Hub for more than 12 years, smashed his challenge and kept the wheels of his trike moving unaided – all with a huge smile on his face.

The Lancashire charity has supported children and young people with physical and neurological disabilities for 20 years but Covid-19 restrictions meant the plans for a big celebration had to be altered.

The virtual event replaced the annual rainbow ramble with many participants using their daily exercise to walk, run or cycle 5 miles or 11 miles.

Some children, who attend the hub, took on personal challenges including steps in race runners and walkers, jumps on a bouncy castle and standing for a period time.

Lyndsay Fahey, CEO of Rainbow Hub, said: “We are amazed and delighted with the support we have received – it is a fantastic result and it was brilliant to see the community coming together to support a local charity. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who took part or donated, especially JMW Solicitors and Frank Whittle Partnership, and the children have been just amazing and worked so hard on their different challenges.”

All funds raised will help the charity to continue to provide specialist support for children with disabilities and enable them to live more active and normal lives.

To make a donation visit www.justgiving.com/campaign/rainbowramble2021